Maui’s powerful winds on Tuesday stoked shrub fires, which rapidly grew into wildfires. Surprisingly, neither the local nor state emergency response agencies activated any outdoor warning sirens.
According to Hawaii’s Emergency Services Administration, “neither Maui nor HI-EMA activated warning sirens on Maui during the wildfire incident.”
Residents instead relied on mobile device alerts, local radio and television stations, and Maui County’s subscription-based alerting system.
“The sirens are used to alert the public to seek additional information; they do not necessarily indicate an evacuation,” emergency officials said.
As the gusts of Hurricane Dora, which swept across the central Pacific Ocean, caused power disruptions and disrupted mobile connections, concerns about the adequacy of the warnings increase.
Numerous individuals believe that the emergency alerts were insufficient throughout the catastrophe’s progression, resulting in perplexity during what is now considered one of Hawaii’s worst natural disasters.
“They didn’t give us no warning. No nothing,” Lisa Panis, a resident in western Maui, said in a phone interview. “No siren, no alarms, no nothing.”
As of Sunday morning, the Maui disaster was estimated to have claimed 93 lives. DNA analysis has established the identities of two victims. Officials have only covered 3% of the total area of the burned territory. Already, the conflagration is the deadliest in recent U.S. history.
The fact that many of the victims of the Hawaiian disaster appear to be children is a particularly tragic aspect of the disaster. A “whistleblower” who requested anonymity provided her evaluation of the local situation.
“Just reported from a whistleblower: What you’re not hearing from our local government – I just got out of a meeting where I was informed by someone in the Mayor’s office about developments that are being kept from the public. I am not a conspiracy theorist and I don’t want to make trouble but here’s what I’ve heard.”
“The amount of fatalities is expected to be more than 500 but less than 1000,” the source continued. “Many of the fatalities will be children who were at home because they canceled school. Parents worked and were not there to evacuate the children. Kids had no idea they needed to leave and by the time they noticed their homes or apartments were on fire, it was too late. The government is worried about how we will react when we learn that the fire department left the fire earlier in the day and claimed it was 100% contained knowing that the winds were expected to be 70mph by the afternoon.”
“This is against all fire control protocols,” the source added. “The fire department should not have left the original fire unattended. They are scared that the public calls for accountability will be more than they can control and protests and riots will occur. They plan to lock down Lahaina for several months. It will take months to clean up the hazardous and environmental contamination. They won’t have enough housing for All the displaced. There were 2,000 unaccounted for this morning. They have a list where they are trying to keep track. They found 700 today. But there are still 1300 missing.”
“They are very worried that the community is going to freak out when they find out how not a single fire truck responded to the fires,” the source claimed. “The emergency sirens were not activated (hurricane sirens) and loss of life could have been kept down by better emergency management which utterly failed. I’m not trying to make waves or stir up problems but I was so angry and sad when I found out how many children are dead that I knew I had to post this and let everyone know what I have learned. It’s time for our officials to stand up, tell the truth, and face the music. They failed Lāhainā guys.”
“Our government is full of incompetent nepotism. The fire chief is the son of the former fire chief. We need to hold officials accountable for the mistakes they made. Please don’t hate the messenger. I’m just relaying what I learned today,” the source concluded. “God bless Maui and Lahaina! Pray for all the victims.”
Since people’s faith in the government has been so severely wounded by the Maui fire, complex conspiracy theories have emerged. The fire may have been sparked by a “energy weapon” designed to manipulate the weather, according to a widely held theory. The “smart cities” objective of the World Economic Forum was cited as the impetus for the purported action.
The fires in Maui were caused by a direct energy weapon to turn the island into a 15 minute city, all electric, and AI governed island. pic.twitter.com/6keaqQUe33
— AlphaFo𝕏 (@Alphafox78) August 13, 2023
The peculiar burn pattern of the fire prompted subsequent accusations.
Since ignorant sheeple want to calculate a move to shut me up about this, I think I’ll triple down
If you can’t see it, it’s because you’re not looking pic.twitter.com/y1zFMrk3Ip
— The Punisher (@PunishDem1776) August 12, 2023
A woman who identified herself as a fire survivor in Hawaii stated, “This was not a natural disaster,” and she questioned how the fire started.
— Ivan (@Ivankalema01) August 13, 2023
Such complex hypotheses do not appear to be supported by any substantial evidence, despite a few unsettling “coincidences.”
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison acquired David Murdock’s 98% stake in the 141-square-mile Hawaiian island of Lanai four months ago for an undisclosed amount that was reportedly over $500 million. Ellison’s assets on the island include two resorts, golf courses, a large number of commercial and residential properties, and a large quantity of undeveloped land formerly used for pineapple cultivation. Lanai is located approximately 40 miles west of Lahaina on western Maui, where the flames broke out.