(KHON/NEXSTAR) Dozens of people have been confirmed dead as several communities and homes are now destroyed in the aftermath of Maui’s wildfires. As relief efforts continue, our department and the Red Cross are working together to help the victims.
Through a partnership with the American Red Cross, KHON2 and its parent company Nexstar have developed a dedicated Maui wildfire donation page A place where you can donate directly to those affected by the tragedy.
Additionally, KHON2 has partnered with the American Red Cross to host the Malama Maui Telethon on Monday, August 14, from 5-10am HST (11am-4pm ET).The event will be live streamed KHON2.com.
The wildfires are the worst natural disaster in the state since the 1960 tsunami that killed 61 people. In 1946, an even more terrifying tsunami killed more than 150 people on the Big Island of Hawaii.
A flight over the area on Thursday showed the normally vibrant community turning gray and black.There was one street after another nothing but rubble Associated Press video journalist Ty O’Neill, who was on the plane, said: Charred cars littered the roads, and a collapsed steel frame was left in an elementary school.
The Maui wildfires are the deadliest wildfires in U.S. history. 2018 campfire At least 85 people died in California and the town of Paradise was destroyed.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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