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Maui wildfires point to a long, painful road ahead, disaster recovery expert says

Posted on AllSides August 11th, 2023
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The devastating wildfires that swept quickly through the Hawaiian island of Maui this week have claimed the lives of at least 36 people. The wind-whipped flames left the historic town of Lahaina, known as a site of Hawaiian cultural heritage, in ruins. As a result of the devastation, President Joe Biden issued a major disaster declaration on Thursday. For an island community already dealing with some of the highest rates of homelessness nationwide, the destruction wrought by the fires couldn't have come at a worse time. On top of that,...

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