Friday, September 22

The death toll in the wildfires on Maui is now 93, and there are ongoing efforts to search for more victims.

This is what you should be aware of.

According to Green, the fire that ravaged Lahaina was caused by wind speeds of up to 81 miles per hour and spread at a rate of one mile every minute. This level of destruction is considered unprecedented in this era of global warming, and it is what ultimately resulted in so many deaths.

Maui Police Chief John Pelletier urged individuals with missing loved ones to provide DNA samples to help identify remains, cautioning that it would take some time to complete the process due to the severe damage of some pieces.

The deadliest wildfire in the history of the United States was last year’s deadly event, but officials have confirmed that only two individuals were among the 93 casualties as of late Saturday night. This death toll exceeded that of both the 2018 Camp Fire and previous wild fire in Northern California, which claimed 85 lives and was previously the dead most severe ever in America.

The fire that burned through Lahaina on western Maui was 85 percent contained by Sunday afternoon, with a perimeter around the area to contain it, according to Mauili County.

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