Update on Maui Wildfires
August 15, 2023
The International Code Council is coordinating with its federal, state, and local partners to help following last week’s devastating Maui wildfires. Tragically, over 99 lives have been lost and that number is expected to continue to rise as more than 1,000 people are still unaccounted for.
The Maui wildfires were catastrophic and fast-moving, consuming more than 2,000 acres and leaving over 2,200 structures damaged or destroyed. The greatest structural loss was among residential dwellings accounting for more than 85% of the damaged or destroyed structures.
Photo courtesy of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
“We extend our deepest sympathy to all those affected by this tragic event. We are committed to supporting our members and partners in the affected areas during their time of need, including the coordination of resources for supplemental staffing, post-disaster building safety assessments, or other needs as they might arise,” said Dominic Sims, CBO, Chief Executive Officer, International Code Council.
Information on FEMA’s post-disaster recovery resources for code officials, including post-disaster assistance for code enforcement, training, and conducting substantial damage inspections is available here.
If you need assistance, please reach out to us through your regional Government Relations representative.