"850 People Missing After Maui Wildfires, Mayor Says Ahead Of Biden’s Visit"

"A total of 114 people have been confirmed dead, but only 27 of them have been identified, Maui County Mayor Richard Bissen said Monday."

"A total of 850 people remain missing following the devastating wildfires in Maui, the Hawaiian county’s mayor said Monday, with this latest count coming ahead of President Joe Biden’s visit to the island.

In addition to those missing, 114 people have been confirmed dead. Of those individuals, just 27 have been identified and 11 families have been notified, said Maui County Mayor Richard Bissen in a video address.

“The number of identified will rise and the number of missing may decrease, but there will be daily fluctuations in the numbers as family members are added and removed from the lists,” he said."

Nina Golgowski reports for HuffPost August 21, 2023.


"In Maui, Biden Sees 'Long Road' Ahead In Recovering From Deadly Wildfires" (Reuters)

"Wildfire-Hit British Columbia Blanketed With Hazardous Smoke Pollution" (Reuters)

"Greece Wildfires Fanned By Strong Winds, Killing One" (Reuters)

"Biden To Name Official To Oversee Long-Term Maui Recovery Effort" (The Hill)

Source: HuffPost, 08/22/2023