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Fire emergency campaign could lead to solutions

Regarding the events that happened last month regarding the fires in Maui: There are a lot of people, including myself, that are worried due to the tremendous chaos caused by the fires. I see how the population takes and handles the current situation.

Many people were forced to evacuate with their children for many hours. Some were fortunate enough to be able to seek shelter in schools. There were reports of people who lost their homes in said fire incidents. Some people were not able to leave Kihei because of the lack of evacuation routes and packed traffic.

I propose that we, as a community, run a campaign on what to do in case of fire emergencies. With enough people bringing awareness to the problem, our governor could potentially find some solutions to help our community.

Carmela Neri-Paniagua

Makawao