Hawaii governor confirms more than 1,000 Maui residents still missing after wildfires

Many believe there are far more deaths than what has been confirmed.

Hawaii’s Democrat Governor Josh Greene confirmed this weekend that over 1,000 people are still missing in the aftermath of the deadly wildfires on the island of Maui.

During an interview with Face The Nation on CBS Green said, “More than 1000 are unaccounted for, about 1050.”

Host Margaret Brennan asked the governor to confirm that “…a large number of the dead may have actually been children who were left home that day because schools were closed, many of them alone or with their grandparents.”

Green replied, “That is possible. And that's what we're sharing here internally, that it's possible that there will be many children. This is the largest catastrophe and disaster that's ever hit Maui, probably that's ever hit Hawaii outside of wartime events.”

114 people have been confirmed dead so far in the aftermath of the tragedy.

Alex Fielding, the CEO of Privateer Space, who has been working to bring charging and WiFi stations to some of the hardest hit areas told Fox Weather on Friday that it was a "tough day" as some children returned to school. “For the schools that started today, I can't imagine what roll call looks like … when one in every four is likely not going to be there in those classes, in those neighborhoods."

M. Kaleo Manuel, the equity-obsessed former deputy director of the Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management has been reassigned positions after he reportedly declined requests to release water to fill Lahaina area reservoirs until after the fires had ravaged the town.

Additionally, after over 80 emergency sirens failed to go off which would have alerted Maui residents and tourists that they were in danger, Herman Andaya, the chief of the Maui Emergency Management Agency, resigned on Thursday after he defended not using the emergency alert system.

President Joe Biden is expected to visit the ravaged island on Monday but has been slammed by residents for prioritizing personal vacations over the visit.
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