Thousands of people are still displaced and living in limbo six months after the wildfires on Maui. The disaster has deepened a housing crisis and is taking a toll on fire survivors.
As Maui observes the six month mark since the deadly wildfires, business leaders are sounding the alarm about the state of the tourism-dependent economy.
The August wildfires on the Hawaiian island erased troves of irreplaceable items — photographs, urns and mementos. One local jewelry store has been trying to help recover what the fires destroyed.
The program means those who lost family members or were injured in the Lahaina fire could receive payments of more than $1 million by the spring. But by participating they'd waive the right to sue.
Some of the rumors and conspiracy theories were driven by the island's history, but others were pushed by social media influencers and foreign governments.
In Hawaii, people who lost their homes to wildfires could soon be living in a pop-up village, with space for around 250 people.
The new tally of 66 people still missing represents a significant drop from a week earlier, when authorities said 385 remained unaccounted for. The confirmed death toll remains at 115.
Officials and volunteers say addressing mental health needs and trauma will likely take years.
When the deadly wildfires ignited on Maui, tourists were turned away. Three weeks later, business owners are eager for them visit — responsibly.
Families displaced by wildfire get a welcome reprieve as a surf session for kids and families gave them a chance for a normal Saturday.