US gives $5.6 million in aid to Maui wildfire victims

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The government of USA has delivered more than 5.6 million dollars (about 5.1 million euros) in assistance to the victims of the fires on the island of Maui, in the state of Hawaiireported this Friday the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA, in English).

Los funds have been allocated to some 2,000 households that have survived the largest natural disaster in the island’s history since it became a US territory, Marcus Coleman, a senior FEMA official, said on a call with reporters.

Among the types of help survivors have received are temporary housing or shelter, home repair funds, and other types of financial assistance.

In addition, the US government has ordered an increase in the level of federal funds for emergency work in Hawaii “up to 100% of what is allowed for the 30-day period decided by the State,” the White House announced in a statement.

FEMA has already deployed more than 1,000 emergency workers, including 350 “search and rescue” individuals, along with canine teams “to support residents in their time of greatest need,” Coleman said.

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