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Biden declares a major disaster after hurricane-fueled wildfires kill dozens in Maui

Posted on AllSides August 10th, 2023
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Zeke Kalua/AP

Federal help is on the way for the Hawaiian island of Maui, where wildfires have killed at least 36 people, torched thousands of acres, destroyed hundreds of structures and sent scores of residents and visitors fleeing.

Officials say it could take years — or longer — to repair the damage.

President Biden approved a federal major disaster declaration on Thursday afternoon, making funding available to people, governments and nonprofits affected by the wildfires.

The White House said he also spoke on the phone with Hawaii Gov. Josh Green and expressed...

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