top of page
  • Writer's pictureEmergency Manager's Weekly Report

Maui Wildfires Situation Report #7

Highlights: · Remnant moisture from former post tropical cyclone Fernanda will move through the islands early next week. This will increase the chances for isolated heavy downpours. · The number of confirmed fatalities is now 111: o Approximately, 40% of the affected area has been searched. o Maui County has released the identities of some of the victims. o An additional 25 experts from the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) and a Victim Identification Center (VIC) Team have been deployed: ü DMORT has made 113 recoveries, completed 10 exams, and identified 52 human remains. ü The VIC has completed 186 family interviews, 61 DNA swabs, and 149 throughputs to data (total population arriving in facility to report or inquire about a missing person/family member). o A Disaster Portable Morgue Unit, which consists of 22.5 tons of supplies and equipment needed for victim identification and processing human remains has also been deployed. · The American Red Cross continues its work to locate reported missing loved ones. · A total of 67 people were treated for fire-related injuries at the Maui Memorial Center. · There are now only seven shelters open by the American Red Cross on Maui with a population of 166 people. · The Governor has announced that 910 people have been moved to 369 hotel rooms. · The State’s Fire Relief Housing Program has received 700 offers for long term rentals and 13 families have already been placed into rental units. · The Hawaii Red Cross has distributed 30,700 meals and snacks. · Healthcare Ready has activated Rx Open which provides the operating status of pharmacies, dialysis centers, and community health centers. · Infrastructure, Power Restoration and Transportation Update: o A total of four generators have been installed to provide temporary power to water wells and pump stations. o Nine cellular towers are offline. Local cellular providers have deployed 19 assets to improve cellular service in West Maui. o Approximately, 2,000 customers in West Maui are without power. o The Inter- Island Ferry has resumed operations with limited service. · Federal Response and Recovery Update: o The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $3.8 million in assistance to 1,640 households including more than $1.57 million in initial rental assistance. o The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has deployed 27 responders to assist with planning and assessments for generator installations and debris collection and removal. Sources: · FEMA Daily Operations Briefing, August 17th · FEMA Twitter Page · FEMA Administrator Twitter Page · National US&R Response System Facebook Page · Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Twitter Page · Maui County Facebook Page · Hawaii Red Cross Twitter Page · Hawaiian Electric - Maui County Twitter Page · Healthcare Ready Twitter Page · ASPR Twitter Page Resources U.S. Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, Hawaii Wildfires Website (New) Maui Nui Strong Website: · Facebook: · Instagram: State of Hawaii, Maui Fires Central Information Website Hawaii Department of Health, Maui Fires Website FEMA, Hawaii Wildfires FEMA Rumor Control Website Airbnb, Maui Fires U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Small Business Resilience Hub Monetary Donations:

· Salvation Army, Hawaii

· Hawaiʻi Community Foundation, Maui Strong Fund

· 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

· Lahaina Restoration Foundation, Cultural Heritage Sites Fund

Maui Wildfires Situation Report #7
Download PDF • 425KB

104 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Webinar Updates (June 24-28)

Report Launch: The Role of Trust in Advancing Equity in Innovation Webcast, June 24 Israeli-Saudi Normalization: An Eff

Webinar Updates (June 17-21)

Ukraine on the Diplomatic Front Webinar, June 17 Does evidence matter in policy making Webinar, June 17 https://www.nis


Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page