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Maui Wildfires Situation Report #12- FINAL

Highlights: · A Fire Weather Watch has been issued for Leeward Haleakala, Maui Central Valley, and Maui Leeward West, effective from 12pm HST on August 30th through 6pm HST on August 31st. · The status of the fires is: o Olinda Fire is 1,081 acres and 85% contained. o Kula Fire is 202 acres and 90% contained. o Lahaina Fire is 2,170 acres and 90% contained. · There are currently 115 confirmed fatalities with 100% of the affected areas searched: o A total of 48 victims have been identified and their next of kin notified. o Additional victims have been identified. o There remains 388 people who remain listed as unaccounted. · Mass Care and Human Services Update: o A total of 18 Non-Congregate Shelters is open with a population of 4,315 people. o The Hawaii Red Cross deployed more than 600 team members to support response and recovery activities. o The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved the waiver to allow the use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits to purchase hot foods that are sold through approved food retailers statewide. This waiver is in effect until September 14th. · Power Restoration and Infrastructure Updates: o A total of 1,051 customers remains without power. o An Unsafe Water Advisory remains in place for Lahaina and Kula. · As of August 25th, the Emergency Management Assistance Compact deployed 92 personnel covering 12 missions to support Hawaii. · The American Institute for Conservation’s National Heritage Responders remains available to support residents and cultural institutions during the recovery phase. · The Craft Emergency Response Fund has already distributed grant funds to craft artists affected by the fires. Sources: · FEMA Daily Operations Briefing, August 28th · FEMA Region 9 Twitter Page · National Weather Service, Honolulu Fire Weather Watch Message · Hawaii Red Cross Twitter Page · Emergency Management Assistance Compact Facebook Page · Governor Josh Green Twitter Page · Maui County Facebook and Twitter Pages · Pacific Disaster Center Twitter Page · National VOAD Twitter Page · Craft Emergency Response Fund Twitter Page Resources U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Maui Wildfires (New) https://www.epa.gov/hawaii/maui-wildfires Maui Nui Strong Website: https://www.mauinuistrong.info/ · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MauiNuiStrong/ · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mauinuistrong/?hl=en State of Hawaii, Maui Fires Central Information Website https://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/august-2023-wildfires/ Hawaii Department of Health, Maui Fires Website https://health.hawaii.gov/mauiwildfires/ FEMA, Hawaii Wildfires https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4724 FEMA Rumor Control Website https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4724/rumor-control U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Small Business Resilience Hub https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/community-resilience-and-disaster-response/small-business-resilience-hub Monetary Donations:


· Hawai’i People’s Fund, Maui Aloha Fund (New) · ‘Āina Momona Fund (New) · Hawaii VOAD · American Red Cross of Hawaii · Salvation Army, Hawaii · World Central Kitchen · Maui Food Bank · Hawaiʻi Community Foundation, Maui Strong Fund · Maui United Way, Maui Fire and Disaster Relief Fund · Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation · Maui Humane Society · Hawaii Lions Foundation · Maui Economic Opportunity Rental Assistance Fund · IAFF Foundation, Maui Firefighters Fund · Disabled Disaster Relief Fund for the Maui Fires · Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce Business Relief Fund · Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Hawaii Wildfires Recovery Fund · Council of Native Hawaiian Advancement, Kako’o Maui · Craft Emergency Response Fund · Lahaina Restoration Foundation, Cultural Heritage Sites Fund


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