DOD, FEMA Fully Engaged in Maui Recovery and Assistance Efforts
FEMA: "So far, we have approved more than $5.6 million in assistance to nearly 2,000 households including more than $2.3 million in initial rental assistance for Maui Fires survivors."
Department of Defense: Joint Task Force 5-0 is supporting the efforts of county, state, and federal authorities on Maui, Hawaii, ensuring that the residents receive all necessary assistance available, said the task force commander.
"I want to reiterate our commitment to the residents of Maui County and the broader Hawaiian community. The combined strength of our military and civilian partners is making a significant impact on the ground, and I'm immensely proud of every individual contributing to these efforts.
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We will continue to support and aid local, state, and federal authorities and partners, ensuring that we offer the best possible support in the days and weeks ahead," said Army Brig. Gen. Stephen F. Logan during a press conference today.
The wildfire has killed more than 100 people and destroyed much of the city of Lahaina. U.S. Army Pacific published a statement today on its support of the disaster, including the efforts of the Hawaii National Guard and JTF 5-0.
According to the statement, the support includes:
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