Dezenas de mortos em incêndios no Havai infographic
A infografia mostra a localização dos incêndios da ilha de Maui, no Havai.


Violentos incêndios no Havai queimam cidade histórica

By Jordi Bou

August 10, 2023 - Incêndios espevitados por ventos muito fortes já mataram pelo menos 36
pessoas e devastaram a cidade histórica de Lahaina na ilha de Maui no Havai.

The fires have been fanned by strong winds from passing Hurricane Dora, destroying hundreds of buildings and burning some areas to the ground.

Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes on the island and a state of emergency has been declared.

Lahaina, a town of around 12,000 people, is the largest tourist destination on Maui and home to multiple large hotels.

The historic town holds strong cultural significance. It was the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom under Kings Kamehameha II and III from 1820 to 1845 and served as a main port for the North Pacific whaling fleet, according to the National Park Service.

The situation in Hawaii recallsscenes of devastation elsewhere in the world this summer, as wildfires caused by record-setting heat forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people in Greece, Spain, Portugal, and other parts of Europe, and western Canada suffered unusually severe fires.

PUBLISHED: 10/08/2023; STORY: Graphic News