Today: Saturday, 18 May 2024 year

Biden announced plans to visit wildfire-hit Hawaii.

Biden announced plans to visit wildfire-hit Hawaii.

US President Joe Biden said he would visit wildfire-hit Hawaii.

“My wife Jill and I will visit Hawaii as soon as we can,” Biden said at an event in Wisconsin.

Biden said he did not want to rush the trip so as not to interfere with emergency services to eliminate the consequences of the disaster.

According to Biden, the number of victims of fires in Hawaii has reached 99 people, in some places the burning is still ongoing.

The wildfires on Maui and Big Island started due to dry and hot weather and are exacerbated by strong winds brought by Hurricane Dora. Some outbreaks reach an area of ​​400 hectares. The fire destroyed several settlements, including the popular tourist town of Lahaina. The authorities are forced to block roads, public transport does not work. Hundreds of local residents have been evacuated.