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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) https://aspr.hhs.gov/HawaiiWildfires/Pages/default.aspx 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 Airbnb, Maui Fires https://www.airbnb.com/e/maui_fires?c=.pi130.pkmauifires 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:


· 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



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