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Over 2,400 kids are missing in Maui, but aren't included in the government's death toll

• by Lance D Johnson

As the fires raged, at least 74 emergency management officials were attending an annual FEMA disaster meeting just a quick hour and half flight away, on the island of Oahu. Top officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security were preoccupied at the Pacific Partnership Meeting, as one of the most devastating wildfires in U.S. history burned its way into the town of Lahaina.

Why are federal and state officials not talking about the 2,400 missing children in Lahaina?

The firestorm, fueled by tropical storm force winds, was not taken seriously; no emergency alarms were sounded, evacuation routes were blocked. Local Maui residents said that a police blockade actually prevented the people from leaving Front Street in Lahaina, as the wildfire came in.

On that horrid day, vehicles burned in the streets, boats burned 50 yards out to sea, and people barely survived choking and burning in the Pacific Ocean's treacherous waters.

Anarchapulco June 2024