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80 people have already died from the fires in Hawaii

80 people have already died from the fires in Hawaii

80 people have already lost their lives in the fires They plague the island of Maui, in Hawaii. These fires have already started the tragedy with the greatest human and material impact on these Pacific islandssince the archipelago was incorporated into the United States in 1959.

Yesterday, President Joe Biden declared the situation of the state a catastrophe, three days after the start of the extinguishing work by the fire brigade; The fire began last Tuesday, August 8, to spread throughout the island of Maui, from where 14,000 people have already been evacuated. Approximately 10% of the island’s total population

The tourist town of Lahaina, which was once the capital of the entire archipelago, is 80% destroyed, its Mayor Richard Bissen said a few days ago. According to the authorities, the fire in this area seems to have been contained.

The insatiability and rapid spread of the flames may be due to As the local authorities have pointed out, this is due to the severe drought that the archipelago has been suffering for several months. Wind currents from Hurricane Dora also contributed to the spread of the fire on the island of Maui, the second largest in the archipelago.

From Washington Federal aid has already been mobilized in support of local fire departments; Biden has also mobilized the National Guard and Navy Third Fleet personnel to help them put out the fires.

The greatest natural tragedy in recent Hawaiian history

Those raging fires already considered the greatest natural disaster in the history of the islands, that they had not experienced such a catastrophe since the 1960 tsunami killed 60 residents of the city of Hilo. In 1946, when Hawaii was not yet part of the United States, Another large tsunami claimed 158 lives.

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