Office of the Governor – Assets and News Release – Gov. Green, Mayor Bissen, State, County, Federal Officials Update Maui Damage, Assistance Efforts

Posted on Aug 10, 2023 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

MAUI COUNTY – Governor Josh Green, M.D., Mayor Bissen, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, Major General Kenneth Hara, and various federal and county government officials joined together on Maui to provide a coordinated update on the status of Maui’s damage and ongoing efforts to support those affected from the Maui wildfires. The event was livestreamed on Governor Green’s Facebook page and sought to share the latest news after an on-the-ground assessment of the affected areas.

“What we saw today was likely the largest natural disaster in Hawai‘i state history,” said Governor Green. “It’s going to take a great deal of time to recover from this, but we have the support from every level of government all the way up to the federal level, especially given President Biden’s approval of my disaster declaration request today. It will be a tremendous effort, but we will come together as a community and begin working toward rebuilding from this tragedy.”

To see the news conference details, see the recording on Governor Green’s Facebook page (see link above). Please note that the correct number to contact FEMA is (800) 621-3362.

Additional assets from the site assessment today can be found at the links below:

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Link to videos:

Photos and video are courtesy Office of the Governor.

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Media Contacts:  

Erika Engle
Press Secretary
Office of the Governor, State of Hawai‘i
Office: (808) 586-0120
Email: [email protected]


Makana McClellan
Director of Communications
Office of the Governor, State of Hawaiʻi
Cell: (808) 265-0083
Email: [email protected]