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'We are still in a crisis': 1,500+ families believe to have left Maui since August wildfires

Posted on AllSides February 19th, 2024
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A new number to help understand the exodus from Maui. The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement says more than 1,500 families have moved off-island since the August fires. Mayor Richard Bissen says 5,400 families were displaced by the fires and more than a quarter have left Maui. Kuhio Lewis, CEO for nonprofit Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement says families leaving Hawaii has long been a problem. but made worse by the Maui wildfires. “We believe strongly that there’s over 1,500 families that have already left Maui,” said...

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