(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) A recent report revealed that residents of Lahaina in Maui who managed to escape the wildfires had to dodge road blockades.
A group of people who attempted to flee the oncoming fires ran into a crew of workers, who demanded they turn around or remain in their vehicles, according to a report from InfoWars.
Some managed to make their way around the barricade to safety in a nearby town. One survivor said she and her family would have burned to death if they remained behind the blockade.
“The gridlock would have left us there when the firestorm came,” said Kim Cuevas-Reyes, 38. “I would have had to tell my children to jump into the ocean as well and be boiled alive by the flames or we would have just died from smoke inhalation and roasted in the car.”
Hawaiian Electric workers worked to replace telephone polls along the road to Highway 30, causing massive gridlock and causing several deaths.
“It made no sense what they were doing,” Cole Millington, a resident, said. “They could see the sky was black. They could see the city was on fire. They could see the wind was still whipping everything around. But they were already starting to plant new power poles.”
Several residents abandoned their cars and leapt into the Pacific, causing the traffic to worsen
The wildfires have burned an estimated 2,170 acres in Lahaina. At least 115 died and over 1,100 went missing.
As the fire continued to rage, agents from the Federal Emergency Management Agency kicked back in 5 star resorts in Maui.
The government is disrespecting us once again. FEMA has turned the Hawaii tragedy into a vacation. According to a report and photos obtained by the Daily Mail, FEMA officials booked themselves into 5-star luxury Hawaiian resorts, where they relaxed at cocktail bars, 45 minutes… pic.twitter.com/9qyUv7PIOZ
— Jesse Watters (@JesseBWatters) August 23, 2023
Several government entities bungled the situation, leading to mass death and destruction. Local Maui County emergency officials initially refused to use emergency sirens before the situation escalated. President Joe Biden also compared the disaster to a small kitchen fire in his personal home.
The FBI compiled list of names of the missing people to be released later this week.