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Biden Visits Hawaii after Wildfires


Wed 23 Aug 2023 | 12:04 AM
US President Joe Biden
US President Joe Biden
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US President Joe Biden visited the Hawaiian island Maui, Monday, after the destructive wildfires that killed at least 114 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

Biden was accompanied by first lady Jill Biden and Hawaii Governor Josh Green.

The President thanked the heroic work of the forces and pledged to support all recovery works.

Biden said: "From stories of grief, we've seen so many stories of hope and heroism, of the aloha spirit. Every emergency responder put their lives on the line to save others," adding: "Everyday heroes, neighbors helping neighbors, Native Hawaiian leaders offering solace and strength."

Biden asserted that his administration will do everything possible to help recovery efforts.

"For as long as it takes, we're going to be with you," Biden said, standing near a 150-year-old banyan tree in Lahaina that was burned, but was still standing. He said the "tree survived for a reason."

"I believe it's a very powerful symbol of what we can and will do to get through this crisis," added.