By Tuesday on Maui, search and recovery teams using cadaver dogs had combed through about 38% of the burn area, according to officials, and the number of canine teams was approaching 40.
A week, after public schools on Maui started the process of reopening and traffic, resumed on a major road in signs of recovery a week after wildfires demolished a historic town and killed at least 110 people, while the head of the island’s emergency agency said he had “no regret” that sirens weren’t sounded to warn people about the encroaching flames.
Schools are Reopening in Maui
Hawaii’s LAHAINA — A week after wildfires destroyed a historic town and killed at least 110 people, public schools on Maui began the process of reopening and traffic resumed on a major road in signs of recovery. The head of the island’s emergency agency, however, said he had “no regret” that sirens were not sounded to warn people about the encroaching flames.
Keith Hayashi, administrator of the Hawaii Department of Education, stated that at least three schools in Lahaina, where entire neighbourhoods were turned to ash, are still being evaluated after suffering wind damage. The 13,000-person town of Lahaina was nearly completely devastated by the fire that ripped across it last week.
Sacred Hearts School in Lahaina were Destroyed:
Tonata Lolesio, the principal of another Catholic school, announced that classes will resume at the devastated Sacred Hearts School in Lahaina in the upcoming weeks. She emphasised the value of the youngsters spending time with their friends, professors, and literature rather than continuously dwelling on the tragedy.
“I’m hoping to at least try to get some normalcy or get them in a room where they can continue to learn or just be in another environment where they can take their minds off of that,” she stated. Many of the displaced people were sleeping with friends, in hotels, Airbnb rentals, or shelters.
The education superintendent said:
Keith Hayashi, administrator of the Hawaii Department of Education, said that at least three schools in Lahaina, where entire neighbourhoods were reduced to ash, are still being evaluated after suffering wind damage.
Hayashi stated in a video update that while there is still much work to be done, the campuses and classrooms are generally in good structural shape. We acknowledge that the recovery effort is still in its early phases, and we are still in deep sorrow over all the lives lost.
Crews also assessed the purity of the air and water while cleaning up ash and debris from schools. According to Hayashi, displaced students who enroll at those institutions have access to amenities like meals and counseling. Counseling services are also provided by the education department to personnel, family members, and students.
In “an important first step” towards assisting locals in learning about assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency inaugurated its first disaster recovery centre on Maui, according to FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell on Wednesday. They can visit there as well to get updates on aid applications.
Maui Conspiracy 2: Space Lasers
Social internet is rife with pictures purporting to show alien lasers obliterating the Hawaiian capital. Locals believe that given the extent of the destruction, the phenomena must be related to some alien phenomenon.
Although specialists and fact-checkers found that the images allegedly displaying space lasers were really of unrelated activities, such as a controlled burn in Ohio and a SpaceX rocket launch in 2018. Furthermore, there is no solid proof to support the assertion that elites utilised lasers to willfully start the fire.
President Joe Biden travel Maui on Monday: Criswell Said
Criswell announced that she would travel with President Joe Biden on Monday in Maui to assess the damage and “bring hope.”
The Lahaina Bypass Road, which had been blocked since 8th August, has since reopened, according to transportation officials, allowing residents to visit various locations adjacent to the fire zone during specific hours.
After a tsunami struck the Big Island of Hawaii in 1946, killing more than 150 people, Hawaii built what it claims is the largest system of outdoor alarm sirens in the world. They have never been used to warn about wildfires, according to Andaya, and are primarily intended to warn about tsunamis. According to the siren system’s website, they might be used to warn of fires.
A mobile mortuary unit with more coroners has been sent in to aid, as the death toll has increased by four since Tuesday, bringing it to 110. By Tuesday, cadaver dogs used by search and recovery teams had combed over about 38% of the burn area, according to officials, and the number of canine teams was approaching 40.
The casualties included some of Lahaina’s most vulnerable residents, including children. Gov. Josh Green reported this week that crews discovered the bodies of seven family members inside a burned-down house as well as a family of four dead in a charred automobile.