Maui Officials Oppose Deadly Fireworks

Hauman Annman's Ansign Center administrator said the policy was to use the sound of coastal surf and not for fire alarms.

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444 Ansaaya talks to reporters, looks for heights, people run to the fire.

444 444 He said that the wind and the sky did not shout. Their arrows were next to it, and the fire also shot.

US members of the United States rescued and religious organizations, where MAUA suffered a fire, August. 15.15.2023.

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On Wednesday, when a reporter asked Andaya if he regretted not crying, he said: "I don't regret it."

"Hawaiian authorities will tell you that you cannot use sound to put out a fire," Andaya said. "We have a duty to use the best possible means to communicate emergency information to the public."

Andaya said the local protocol is to use WPA (Wireless Emergency Alert System) to send information by text message and use EAS (Emergency Alert System) to broadcast on TV. and send messages on the broadcast.

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Governor of Hawaii. Josh Green also defended the decision not to use the sirens, saying that if he left, "I expect a tsunami."

"Those are our thoughts," he told reporters at the meeting.

August wildfires spread. On the 8th, some survivors who fled the fire said that they had no mobile phones, no electricity, and no news.

Wildfire in Lahaina west of Maui, Hawaii, burning palm trees and destroying cars and homes. November 2023.

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As of Wednesday night, 111 people had been confirmed dead in the wildfire in Maui County, with 38 percent of the area under investigation, officials said. Many people are still missing.

Green said he planned to move on and "find a better way".

"What we want to do is remove a lot of the barriers that we have to protect ourselves. We want to have electricity underground. We want to invest in that," he said. . "We want more satellite power throughout the region because 1,000-degree temperatures, traveling at 60 kilometers an hour, a lot of our equipment requires it because it's very difficult."

ABC News Marilyn Heck and Flor Tolentino contributed to this article.

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