Incêndio de Maui é dos piores na história dos EUA infographic
A infografia mostra os incêndios mais mortíferos dos EUA.


Incêndio no Havai é dos mais mortíferos da história dos EUA

By Ninian Carter

August 14, 2023 - Os incêndios que destruíram a cidade de Lahaina são os mais mortíferos
nos EUA em mais de um século, com o número de vítimas a aumentar.

In the aftermath of deadly wildfires on the island of Maui in Hawaii, the island’s governor, Josh Green, has warned of a significant death toll rise in the coming days – likening the resort town of Lahaina to a war zone.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in 2022 there were 66,255 wildfires in the United States, compared with 18,229 in 1983.

It believes a key driver in the rise is climate change, which has brought increased heat and extended droughts.

The Peshtigo fire in northeastern Wisconsin of 1871, remains the worst wildfire in U.S. history, killing 1,152 people.

PUBLISHED: 14/08/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images