Absolutely gutwrenching video from Hawaii shows ravenous fires overtaking hundreds of hectares of land, razing buildings and killing dozens.
At least 36 people are dead, and hundreds more are reported to be missing as families grow more desperate to connect with their loved ones during what is being called a “mass casualty event.” It is also being reported that 271 buildings have been decimated and that number could increase as the insatiable blaze continues.
Visuals from the area show the terrifying reality Hawaiians are currently facing:
I’m scheduled to fly into Hawaii this Friday for business. (9 days)
(I’m bringing my entire family so they can vacay while I work.) I’ll also be joining in as I’m fulfilling my contract.
We have access to a plane, so on the 6th day we were scheduled to fly into Maui to stay and… pic.twitter.com/4m5pQ183gV
— Amiri King (@AmiriKing) August 10, 2023
Video from one of our divers right before they realized they needed to start running ASAP. None of the condos they were staying in survived and they lost a lot of stuff but everyone is safe. #MauiFires pic.twitter.com/ddDOVEmGA6
— Space Case Sarah (@SpaceCaseSarah) August 9, 2023
My uncle’s house among many other homes up on Lahainaluna. Everything gone.
Please don’t make this fire about your political views, DEW or climate arguments.
These are real people that need your compassion and support. pic.twitter.com/hHq90qihCg
— Laisa (@Sehunerella) August 10, 2023
— Insane Real videos (@insanerealvideo) August 10, 2023
— ✭ Tim ✭ (@Sporty_meteor) August 10, 2023
People have been turning to social media in the hopes their missing friends and family may be found:
Please help us find my Dad. His name is Timm (TK) Williams. He was last known to be driving away from the Kaanapali area seeking shelter in a white SUV. We have not heard from him since 4pm est yesterday. #MauiFires #lahainafire #RedCross #CNN #LahainaStrong #Fema pic.twitter.com/jYxkzMcKOL
— Nikk White (@grlnamednikki) August 10, 2023
— Kim Berly (@berly3kim) August 10, 2023
— Emmmmmy (@emmypalomo) August 9, 2023
#mauifire #MauiFires #Maui #Chamorro
My uncle, Tony Guerrero, lives on Maui. Has anyone seen him or knows someone there who can help us find out. He has a huge Chamorro family who loves him and is very worried. pic.twitter.com/xr0Z7LQ3fO
— Hypnotoad Mom (@dusinberre) August 10, 2023
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