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Deadly Wildfires Across Maui Prompt Evacuations


Deadly wildfires having been sweeping across Hawaii killing at least 36 people in Maui County. Most of the western Maui community has been destroyed causing hundreds of families there to be displaced. Over 270 structures have been impacted in Lahaina leaving homes and businesses wiped out. 3 helicopters from the US Coast Guard and US Navy were sent to search and rescue efforts along the west Maui coastline.

This disaster could takes days or weeks to even be able to repair networks and power. More than 11,000 customers on Maui are without power. More than 2,100 people are in 4 emergency shelters in Maui on Tuesday night. The governor told CNN that they only have enough shelter for a few days but there isn’t enough for long term stay.

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