Posted BY: RM | NwoReport
Brain Fried Joe Biden appeared to struggle with remembering the name of Maui during a speech in Milwaukee. He referred to the island as “the one where you see on television all the time” while discussing the ongoing fires and devastation in Hawaii. The death toll from the disaster had risen to 101, and Biden acknowledged the fires on the Big Island, also known as Hawaii. He assured the crowd that he and his wife, Jill, intended to visit the affected areas soon.
Biden’s quick approval of Federal Emergency assistance was criticized by Republicans who felt he should have traveled to the devastated region. The president addressed these concerns, stating that he wanted to ensure ongoing recovery efforts were not disrupted. Kaniela Ing, a former Democratic member of Hawaii’s state legislature, expressed dissatisfaction with the administration’s response, particularly as he had campaigned for Biden.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported over 3,000 registrations for federal assistance, with the number expected to rise. FEMA provided financial aid to displaced residents, covering essentials like food, water, and medical supplies and support for property loss. The Biden administration sought an additional $12 billion in disaster relief funding from Congress. The search for victims of the devastating wildfire continued, with only a third of the search area combed through by Maui County officials. A mobile morgue unit arrived to assist in identifying the 101 confirmed casualties.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services deployed a team to aid in the identification process, acknowledging the task’s difficulty. Biden’s handling of the situation drew mixed reactions, with some disappointed by his delayed response and others recognizing the complexity of the disaster. The Lahaina fire, which caused immense destruction, was largely contained, and efforts to provide housing and support for affected individuals were underway. As the recovery and relief efforts progressed, concerns about toxic byproducts and housing availability for displaced individuals remained. Thousands of people needed accommodations for an extended period. The president’s commitment to visit the devastated areas reflected his intention to support ongoing recovery endeavors.