Hawaii fires live : Maui wildfires death toll rises to 67 as emergency alert failures revealed

Posted on AllSides August 12th, 2023
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As the death toll from the devastating wildfires on the island of Maui, Hawaii climbs to 67, officials believe it could be the deadliest disaster in the state’s history.

On Friday morning, Hawaii Governor Josh Green said search and recovery efforts were underway for the approximately 1,000 people still unaccounted for.

So far, officials have only searched for people outside of buildings but were awaiting other support teams, including cadaver dogs, to search the interior of buildings.

The lack of power and cellphone service may have contributed to failed alerts that were meant to warn residents...

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