Biden heads to Maui, where 850 people are still missing after catastrophic Hawaii wildfires

Posted on AllSides August 21st, 2023
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President Joe Biden will visit Maui on Monday, as authorities race to locate and recover nearly 850 people who are still missing after catastrophic wildfires swept the island and burned for weeks.

The blaze, which was over 80% contained Sunday, had already claimed more than 110 lives and caused billions of dollars in property damage. The wildfires are the worst disaster in Hawaii state history and the deadliest wildfires in the United States in over a century.

Upon arrival, the president and the first lady will survey the devastation in Lahaina aboard...

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