November 3, 2023

Disaster Recovery Community Update Meetings to launch in Lahaina this month

Featuring the State of Hawaii Insurance Commissioner and other top agency officials, community meetings to provide disaster recovery updates will be launched in Lahaina this month by the county’s interim leader of Maui Emergency Management Agency Darryl Oliveira.

Starting at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 2023 and continuing Wednesdays through Nov. 29, 2023, at Lahaina Civic Center, the four Disaster Recovery Community Update Meetings will be led by Oliveira, who will provide re-entry updates, progress, schedule and common community questions.

Gordon Ito, the state insurance commissioner, along with Cory Koger, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers chemist and debris subject matter expert, will speak at the meetings.

Other agencies that will present information on key recovery topics include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Health.

Lahaina fire survivors and other members of the public are encouraged to attend the in-person meetings to get up-to-date information.

“Our county, state and federal partners are continuing to work hard to ensure re-entry and recovery progress in a way that is safe, timely and compassionate,” said Mayor Richard Bissen. “Mahalo to our Lahaina fire survivors and residents for their patience and resolve as we continue to navigate together these never-before-seen recovery and re-entry challenges.”

Tables with agency representatives and informational materials will be offered.

The Disaster Recovery Community Update Meetings will be live-streamed and archived on the County of Maui Facebook page.

County of Maui Recovery Permit Center

A vital resource for those who are looking to rebuild in fire-affected areas in Lahaina and Kula as they navigate the permitting process and take the next step toward returning home.

County of Maui Service Center
110 Alaihi St., Suite 207

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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