Maui Wildfire Cleanup Could Cost $1B and Take One Year

Piles of fifty and 100 dollar bills

Debris removal alone is expected to take nearly a year, according to Green.

September 18, 2023
James Leggate - Engineering News-Record

Hawaii Gov. Josh Green and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have estimated at $1 billion the cost of cleanup after the Maui wildfires—which started Aug. 8 and killed at least 115 people and destroyed more than 2,200 structures. Officials planning the rebuilding of the parts of West Maui devastated by the wildfires are emphasizing safety and residents’ wishes over speed.

Reprinted courtesy of James Leggate, Engineering News-Record

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