The Maui fire is currently the worst wildfire in the United States in over a century. Many people found President Joe Biden’s response “heartless” when questioned about the tragedy in Hawaii while he was on vacation.
According to a report, the number of confirmed deaths rose to 93 on Sunday, while over 1,000 people are still missing. Since the 1918 Cloquet fire in Minnesota, the death toll from a U.S. wildfire has not been this high.
Cadaver dog squads are painstakingly combing the devastated area for any signs of human life. As of Saturday, cadaver dog teams had only searched 3% of the region owing to the rough, scorched terrain, according to Maui Police Chief John Pelletier. Pelletier warned that casualty estimates might rise.
According to a report, to minimize potential chemical vapor exposure, Maui water authorities urged Kula and Lahaina residents not to use water because it may be tainted even after boiling.
Joe Biden had a weekend vacation at his Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, house.
After spending several hours on the Rehoboth beach on Sunday, he was questioned about the mounting death toll in Hawaii, to which he said, “No comment,” before returning home, as reported by Bloomberg White House writer Justin Sink on Twitter.
Reports show that during his visit to Lahaina this week, Maui Mayor Richard Bissen was grilled by angry residents. The number of missing kids was not known to Bissen.
Nearly two weeks have passed since the fire destroyed much of the town on the evening of August 8. Over 110 dead have been recovered from the blaze thus far.
According to a report, Josh Green, the governor of Hawaii, said 1,050 people are still missing. He said he wished the sirens had been turned on. And he believes the world was left with an unsatisfying response from the resigned Emergency Administrator from Maui.
He then claimed that they do not traditionally utilize those types of warnings for fires.