President Joe Biden has granted approval for the federal government to allocate resources to Hawaii in order to aid in recovery efforts after the devastating wildfires that have impacted Maui. In a speech, President Biden reassured Governor Josh Green that the federal government is fully dedicated to offering any necessary support for the recovery process.
President Biden, alongside first lady Jill Biden, intends to visit Hawaii as soon as feasible in order to evaluate the situation firsthand and offer their assistance. However, President Biden emphasized that they are cautious not to disrupt the ongoing recovery operations with their visit.
This response from the president follows criticism directed towards him for his lack of commentary regarding the continually increasing death toll and extensive damage caused by the wildfires. President Biden expressed his commitment to ensuring that Hawaii receives the aid it requires, while also ensuring that his visit does not impede the ongoing recovery efforts.
The wildfires have inflicted substantial harm to buildings and infrastructure throughout the island, with an estimated cost of approximately $6 billion. President Biden’s announcement of disaster relief demonstrates the federal government’s unwavering dedication to supporting states during times of crisis.