Death Toll from Maui Wildfire Climbs to 80

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The death toll from the Maui wildfires rose to 80 people on Friday, as search teams painstakingly combed through the incinerated remains of Lahaina. Authorities in Hawaii endeavored to ascertain the rapid spread of the devastating fire in the historic resort town, which caught many by surprise. These fires have become the deadliest natural disaster in the history of the state, surpassing a 1960 tsunami that killed 61 people on Hawaii’s Big Island a year after the state’s admission to the United States.

Officials have warned that teams accompanied by cadaver canines may still discover additional victims in the aftermath of the fire, which destroyed 1,000 structures, displaced thousands, and will require years and billions of dollars to rebuild. Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii told MSNBC, “No one has entered any of these structures that have burned down, and that is where we expect the death toll to rise significantly.”

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Uncertain whether residents received a warning.

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The death toll from the Maui wildfires rose to 80 people on Friday, as search teams painstakingly combed through the incinerated remains of Lahaina.

Even three days after the catastrophe, it is still unclear whether certain residents were warned prior to their residences being consumed by flames. Despite the fact that the island is outfitted with emergency sirens designed to warn residents of natural disasters and other dangers, no activation was observed during the fire. Authorities have not provided a detailed account of the specific alerts that were sent, whether via text messages, emails, or phone calls. When the most critical threat to Lahaina arose, Green, a spokesperson, outlined a number of concomitant obstacles, such as telecommunications outages and the diversion of firefighting resources to other significant blazes.

 

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