In response to wildfires in Maui, Hawaii Governor Josh Green said, “I wish all the sirens went off.” Following the deadly Lahaina wildfire, 850 individuals are still officially listed as missing as of Monday morning, according to information received by the FBI and local police, according to Hawaii Authorities. In a social media video, Maui County Mayor Richard Bissen reported that 114 confirmed deaths have been confirmed, 27 victims have been identified, and 11 families have been contacted.
To Donate DNA Samples
There were 2,000 names on the list at first, but according to Bissen, over 800 persons are still missing. 1. 285 persons have been found safe as a result of the unceasing efforts of the people.
These figures would fluctuate on a daily basis, according to Bissen, who also asked anybody who had close relatives who went missing following the fires to donate DNA samples in order to aid in the identification process. Locals can submit those samples at the Hyatt Regency Ka’anapali on Nohea Kai Drive, which has set up a Family Assistance Center.
Buildings Were Demolished
He indicated that those who are not on Maui can get in touch with the FBI to donate DNA samples. Bissen will answer questions from the public at a press conference on Tuesday. His words, “Our lives have changed forever and things will not be the same,” The way we support one another while we grieve and work through this together won’t change.”
This month, swift-moving flames tore through Maui, focusing the worst of the fire on the ancient town of Lahaina. With over 2,700 buildings demolished, the town—which was formerly the capital of Hawaii—was totally obliterated. While some locals and visitors attempted to flee the flames by jumping into the ocean, others sought to run.
President Biden is in Hawaii on Monday to assess the devastation and speak with survivors. His administration has come under fire for reacting to the crisis much too slowly.