Started by majorhavoc, August 10, 2023, 01:15:02 PM
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QuoteBut many survivors said in interviews Thursday that they didn't hear any sirens or receive a warning that gave them enough time to prepare and only realized they were in danger when they saw flames or heard explosions nearby.
QuotePower and cellphone service had both gone out earlier Tuesday, leaving the town with no real-time information about the danger.
Quote"Without a doubt, it feels like a bomb was dropped on Lahaina," the governor said after walking the ruins of the town Thursday morning with the mayor.
QuoteOne of the purposes of DICE is to highlight the types of scenarios that could potentially occur in your AO, and glean learnings that can help us be better prepared.
Quote"The latest update that I have is 6 a.m. today (Monday) through 6 a.m. Wednesday. It could be extended, depending on the wind and if we get any rain or not," he said. "Our fingers are crossed, but we still gotta plan. Plan for the danger and hope for the best."
Quote from: Uomo Senza Nome on August 11, 2023, 02:34:48 PMCurrently the number missing is over 1000 people. The death toll is likely to be staggering.
QuoteHawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesperson Adam Weintraub told The Associated Press on Thursday that the department's records don't show that Maui's warning sirens were triggered on Tuesday. Instead, the county used emergency alerts sent to mobile phones, televisions and radio stations, Weintraub said.It's not clear if those alerts were sent before widespread power and cellular outages cut off most communication to Lahaina.
QuoteThomas Leonard, a 70-year-old retired mailman from Lahaina, didn't know about the fire until he smelled smoke. Power and cell phone service had both gone out earlier that day, leaving the town with no real-time information about the danger.He tried to leave in his Jeep but had to abandon the vehicle and run to the shore when cars nearby began exploding. He hid behind a seawall for hours, the wind blowing hot ash and cinders over him.
QuoteLahaina, with a few rare exceptions, has been burned down," Green said during a Thursday news conference after walking the ruins of the town with Maui County Mayor Richard Bissen Jr. "Without a doubt, it feels like a bomb was dropped on Lahaina."
QuoteMaui County Police Chief John Pelletier estimated the number of missing people at approximately 1,000, though he cautioned that "honestly we don't know.""Doesn't mean that's how many that we have that have passed. I'm not saying that number at all," he said at Thursday's news conference. "But because we can't contact them, and because they can't come into the greater valley as quickly or as much as we'd like, because they're actually in shelter, until we get some of those basic things set up, we're not going to have that number."
QuoteDays after the deadliest American wildfire in more than a century ignited in West Maui, killing dozens and leveling more than 2,200 buildings, increasingly frustrated residents say they were receiving far more help from an ad hoc network of volunteers than they were from the government.