FEMA Director Emphasizes Importance of Culturally Sensitive Outreach in Wildfire-Ravaged Maui
FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell emphasized the importance of providing culturally responsive assistance to survivors of the fire disaster...
FEMA Administrator Emphasizes Culturally Responsive Assistance for Maui Fire Survivors
FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell emphasized the importance of providing culturally responsive assistance to survivors of the fire disaster on Maui. During a remote appearance at a White House briefing, Criswell discussed the federal response and recovery efforts in Hawaii and expressed a desire for the government to be sensitive to the cultural needs of those affected by the disaster.
FEMA Administrator Criswell has emphasized the importance of providing appropriate information to survivors and ensuring a culturally responsive approach. The administration is working with state and local partners to implement a "whole-of-government approach" in helping survivors.
In a recent statement, a representative from an unidentified organization mentioned the importance of working with state and local partners to ensure that their outreach and messaging is culturally responsive. The goal is to effectively communicate the available resources to people.
Devastating Fire in Maui Results in Rising Death Toll and Extensive Damage
A devastating fire in the historic town of Lahaina in Maui has resulted in a rising death toll and extensive damage. Search efforts are underway in the heavily affected area, with the death toll approaching 100. The fire has destroyed or damaged over 2,000 buildings, leading officials to estimate that the cost of rebuilding will be in the billions of dollars.
Several cultural landmarks in Hawaii have been destroyed in a recent fire. The Waiola Church, which served as the burial site for Hawaiian monarchs, was among the affected sites. The Lahaina Hongwanji Mission, a historic Shin Buddhist temple, and the Lahaina Heritage Museum were also engulfed in the blaze.
According to Senator Mazie Hirino, an "iconic" banyan tree on Front Street has been significantly damaged but is still standing. The senator expressed optimism that the tree will recover and bloom again, serving as a symbol of hope amidst the devastation caused by a recent event.
The banyan tree on Front Street is currently damaged but remains standing. An arborist working on the tree believes that it will recover and bloom again, providing a symbol of hope in the midst of widespread devastation.
President Biden Approves Disaster Declaration for Maui
President Joe Biden has approved a disaster declaration for Maui, unlocking federal resources to aid in the recovery efforts. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is collaborating with state and local partners to provide assistance to survivors.