Maui Fire and Evacuation Updates

Maui Fire and Evacuation Updates

Our entire community is affected by the widespread fires that swept through upcountry Maui, Kihei, and the devastating blaze in Lahaina. We are now experiencing the community coming together with aloha and resilience. In that spirit, we are passing along these resources.

For those wanting to help, we suggest donating to the Maui Food Bank. Their website also lists all of the food distribution sites.

For more updates, see the County of Maui alert page here. Please see other emergency information at the bottom of this page.

The following resources are from the Maui Hotel Association, updated August 30th:


“Lahaina is closed, however, Maui is open”

Please subscribe to the listed accounts/websites below in order to follow updates in regards to the disaster recovery of Maui as our own will soften:

Maui County web based communications:

State of Hawaii web based communications:

FEMA Information:



  • 8/20: SHELTERED MOVED INTO HOTEL/RESORTS AND AIRBNBS (per Maui County) Most displaced individuals are reported to be sheltered at six, non-congregate hotel locations around Maui, with the American Red Cross and volunteers assisting with the transition from congregate shelters to hotels.
  • YMCA Maui is opening its doors to everyone who has been displaced due to the Maui fires. Anyone can come in, free of charge, to take a shower, use the facilities and spend time. There’s also free coffee for anyone who needs it! 250 Kanaloa Ave. Also offering FREE EMERGENCY OVERNIGHT CAMPER-VAN at YMCA, Wailuku: email for impacted/displaced in need of immediate one night stays.
  • The State of Hawaii’s Fire Relief Housing Program…
  • 8/21 Mortgage and Renters Assistance…
  • Section 8 Housing Voucher for Displaced (8/24)…
  • Maui Humane Society needs help finding new homes for displaced pets as well as funding. Donate online at
  • Ulupalakua Ranch has space available for horses and farm animals. Call 808.268.3289
  • Oahu has suspended the short-term vacation rental 30–day minimum rental period requirement to increase the availability of temporary housing on Oʻahu:…
  • Upcountry Strong has a network to GIVE HOUSING NEEDS to displaced by texting Vada 808.552.6263
  • Kahana Church has shelter with Free Food at 8am, 1pm, 5pm.
  • Habitat for Humanity Maui is a donation site for “shelter” items. They are accepting them from 9am-3:30pm. Contact:
  • WHALERS VILLAGE: OPENED TO DISPLACED since 8/17, now daily 9am – 9pm. Intent is to give displaced families of resort ares some play/breathing time and relaunch of complimentary activities like ukulele lessons and movie night, when possible. 2435 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina.
  • Debbie Alamillo KHAKO Rental Assistance Program 808.446.8129 Phone or
  • Mail for impacted addresses can be picked up at the Wailuku Post Office.
    • 8/18 Seabury Hall offers shower use from 6 – 7:30am & 7 – 9pm. Enter through the Kealaloa/Meha Rd. BRING OWN TOWEL.
    • 8/18 Anytime Fitness in Kula Malu/Pukalani offer shower use from Mon – Thur 10am – 7pm and Saturday 9am – 12pm.


  • Lahaina Road open to all motorists daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. (since of 8/16)
  • Daily access from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Maalaea Checkpoint will be limited once again to residents, first responders, and employees of West Maui.
  • 8/18 FREE UBER RIDES: For sheltered. See Uber Press Here
  • 8/16 The Maui Commuter Bus Service for Hotel Employees only:
    • Fees will be waived until further notice.
    • Riders MUST show proof of employment (i.e. employee badge)
    • For more information, please contact Roberts Hawaii at (808) 871-6226
  • Polynesian Adventures is willing to assist individual and group hotel resort partners with essential hotel employee transportation. Please contact Roni Gonzalves at (808) 870-1704
  • 8/16 MEO OFFERS FREE BUSES FOR MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS FROM SHELTERS: For those impacted by the fires and sheltering at the South Maui Community Park Gymnasium and Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani. The service is by reservation-only begins Wednesday and will operate daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations can be made from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at (808) 877-7651.
  • 8/16 ROBERTS HAWAII OFFERS SHUTTLES FOR OTHER SHELTERS: For Central Maui shelters at War Memorial Gym, King’s Cathedral and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, call Robert’s (808) 871-4838.
  • 8/21 LANAI FERRY:The ferry from Maui island to Lana‘i continues to offer service from Ma‘alaea Harbor to Mānele Bay three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday departing Ma‘alaea at 1 p.m., Mānele at 3 p.m.


  • Free Mental Wellness Services offered by DOH Maui: 808.984.2150 or email
  • Hawaii CARES 988 is a 24/7, free support service for help with crisis, mental health, and substance abuse. If you need mental health-related or addiction crisis support, or are worried about someone else, you can also call or text 988 (TTY 711) or visit the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline’s chat for free, confidential support with a trained crisis counselor. The lifeline is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
  • Maui Health Kula Hospital is OPEN. Call 808.878.1221 or go to 100 Keokeo Place.
  • 8/12 Maui Health has Aid Stations giving FREE care to public at HYATT Regency (as of 1pm)
  • Maui Pack & Ship is accepting all medicine packages for displaced residents for free. 808.877.033
  • 8/17 UH MAUI COLLEGE HEALTH CENTER: Offers FREE healthcare, birth control for displaced women.
  • 8/17 JUST KEIKI DENTAL CENTER: First Exam for patients under 2 is FREE including cleaning & Fluoride options. Dr. Erica in Kahului:
  • 8/17 DENTURES/DENTAL 3D Print Replacement given FREE by Kai Dental, Dr. Hollander. 808.879.1117
  • NAPILI VETERINARY SERVICES: 9am – 5pm Daily. Napili Plaza.
  • 8/17 CLUB MAUI FITNESS/SPA/WELLNESS: FREE to Lahaina students under 19yrs old who have been impacted by fires. Either location: 150 Hana Hwy in Kahului or 4405 Honoapiilani Hwy in Lahaina. Email:
  • *8/18 IMPORTANT: Kaiser Permanente’s 24/7 First Aid Station located at the War Memorial Gym will permanently close at 8 a.m., Sunday, August 20, 2023. Other mobile sites will continue.
  • *8/23: HEALTH: Kaiser Mobile Stations Announcement: Kaiser Permanente is providing medical services at no cost to KP members and the public at several locations in Lahaina.
    • Kaiser Permanente First Aid Station located at the Hyatt Regency Lahaina, Maui Suites, Promenade Lower Level:
      • Providing first aid services
      • Pharmacy courier services
    • Kaiser Permanente’s Mobile Health Vehicle located at Lahaina Gateway (weather permitting)
      • Providing first aid, pediatric services, and OB/GYN services
      • OB/GYN services are offered every Friday
      • Pharmacy courier services
  • Effective Wednesday, August 23, the hours of operation for these locations are: Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday: CLOSED. More information is available at
  • 8/25 KAISER CHANGE IN MOBILE SERVICES: Mobile Health Vehicle will move from the Lahaina Gateway Center to the Napili Park starting Mon., 8/28.

8/18: WEST SIDE MEDICAL: Mauna Health Center: 10AM to 4PM. Marriott Maui Ocean Club’s Welcome Center was turned into a medical clinic with doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants etc. Services:Talk story, Mental health/stress, IV therapy, Lung/Breathing care, Wound care, Infection care, COVID-19 testing, Diabetic care, Chronic illness care, Allergy care, Care for children and babies, They also make house calls and will go to villas.


  • FREE EMERGENCY CHILDCARE offered with Kamaaina Kids, Kahului: JOTFORM SIGN UPMaui Evangelical Preschool at 256 Hina Avenue, 96732 for Children ages 2 – 5 from 9am – 3pm daily starts Thursday 8/17 for impacted/displaced in need.
  • FREE DAYCARE NAPILI: Imua Family Services will be at Napili Park 9am – 3pm 8/16 & 8/17
  • FREE DAYCARE WAILUKU: Project Camp and partner Kamaaina Kids are hosting a daycare for kids age 6 -16 who are displaced. Park/drop off at YMCA Maui for outside free daycare from 8am – 3:30pm. Comes with lunch/per child. Sign up at or volunteer to help.
  • PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Princess Nahienaena Elementary, Lahaina intermediate and Lahaina High remain closed. King Kamehameha III on Front Street was damaged beyond repair. DOH encourages families to enroll into the neighborhood school they are currently housing in, even if not permanent location.
  • MEETINGS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL OPTIONS: Held Wednesday, 8/30: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Citizen Church in Lahaina and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Kahului
  • Sacred Hearts School will be reopening as a satellite campus beginning August 28. For more information, please email Patty Wurst at or visit their website at Sacred Hearts School – Lahaina, HI (
  • 8/17 Head Start Preschool sites opened with parent/child orientations. First Day of Program is set for 8/21: Haiku, Kihei, Eddie Tam, UH Maui, Wailuku and at the Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resources Center. Contact MEO at or 808.249.2988 for an application.
  • HTA OFFERS CHARTER PROGRAM K-12 TO LAHAINA: Kihei campus spearheading education model to Lahaina community:
  • 8/28: BABY FORMULA: Quality Care for Hawaiian Keiki, in Wailuku offers help for anyone needing Baby Formula. Contact: Jenifer Fernandez: 808.867.9056
  • FREE TUITION AT PRIVATE SCHOOLS: For Maui Displaced Students include Maui Prep Academy, Roots School, La Pietra, Assets, and St. Andrews (Honolulu Magazine published 8/26)


  • Help Trilogy with their loss of homes, boat and office by donating on their GoFundMe link HERE
  • Aloha Air Cargo Ship to Maui at discounted rate 808.836.4222 or 808.421.7980 after business hours or
  • Maui Pineapple is giving 10% of proceeds to Maui Disaster Relief Funding:
  • Maui Humane Society Donation link :…
  • UPCOUNTRY: Kula Community Support is hosting work day for neighborhood repairs at Kula Lodge and has donations/materials for displaced at the Pukalani Shopping Center by Foodland. @upcountrystrong is the contact: Kris at 808.870.0553
  • ASSISTANCE DOGS OF HAWAII: Have been visiting Royal Lahaina; also stopped at the Westin Maui and Hyatt. They offer complimentary services to all properties in this time. Marsha 808-575-9796 or
  • KULA SUPPORT: Kula Marketplace (next to Kula Lodge) is open as a distribution and support hub for upcountry impacted community. Open 8am – 1pm.
  • 8/20 ASH CLEANING & RECOVERY: Service for cleaning personal items (@upcountry strong) Text Jared: 808.269.7372
  • Community Nonprofit Options Daniel Molina: 808.462.7233
  • Maui Pack & Ship is accepting all medicine packages for displaced residents for free. 808.877.033
  • Maui Pack & Ship (FedEx and UPS Authorized Dealer) is available to ship luggage/belongings of guests or their needs at this time. Able Herrera, Owner(808) 877-0333 office | (808) 283-4320 Mobile. Services include (as of 8/16):
    • Pickup, hauling large bulk mailing items
    • Shipping via UPS, FedEx, and USPS
    • FREE mailboxes to displaced residents
    • Non-box holder services
    • Free Notary Services
  • HDOT waived all wharfage charges for cargo inbound to Kahului Harbor


  • 8/18 is the new start date of the Hua Momona Farm’s local chef’s collective is activating hot meal fleets + cold produce bags for delivery via our foundation’s initiative.They are currently coordinating volunteer roster + sourcing wet + dry ingredients to prepare on Kapalua site. Volunteer sign up HERE w/ current resource roundup linked within. Collaborative efforts are requested if any raw ingredient sourcing resources + challenges facing current / meal demand info. Contact info available at or call 808.359.5738
  • TS Restaurants are still serving free meals and water
  • Halekaukau is offering Free Meal Support to those in need. Contact Mary Trotto at; Phone 808.875.8754 or visit 25 W Lipoa Street, Kihei Maui, Hi 96753 at 5pm daily.
  • Kaanapali Beach Hotel in collaboration with Maui Brewing Co is offering Free Meals there at Outrigger
  • Makawao Okie Rice Arena is offering Free Hot Meals, Water and Gatorade at Olinda Road
  • Hawaii Hunters has spartial shelter in Kahakuloa through Kahului with deer meat available.
  • 8/22: West Maui: Lahaina Gateway, 325 Keawe Street
  • 8/22 West Maui: Lahaina: 10am – 4pm, Mon, Wed & Thurs
  • 8/22 Central Maui: Queen Kaahumanu Center donation drop-off site, parking lot fronting Kaahumanu Avenue and Kane Street: 8am – 4pm, Mon, Wed, Thru. Non-perishable food, water and paper supplies sought, no clothing donations.
  • 8/22 Mobile Distributions: by Feed My Sheep:
    • Kahului: 150 South Puunene Ave: 9:30and – 12pm Saturday
    • Wailuku: Parking lot next to Living Way Church at the corner of Market and Mokuhau streets in Happy Valley. 10am – 11:30am Friday.
    • Lahaina: PENDING
  • UPCOUNTRY SUPPORT: Upcountry Strong opened a new distribution and donation hub in the Pukalani Shopping Center next to Foodland in the old Napa Building.
  • 8/28: BABY FORMULA: Quality Care for Hawaiian Keiki, in Wailuku offers help for anyone needing Baby Formula. Contact: Jenifer Fernandez: 808.867.9056


  • 8/16 DMV LAHAINA: Maui County Satellite Office opened to help replaced Driver’s Licenses and ID’s.
  • BOATING/VESSELS IMPACTED: U.S. Coast Guard 808.723.0008
  • FIRE CLAIMS ATTORNEY: Jan Apo is giving those impacted free legal consultations: 808.244.6073. 24 N. Church Street, Wailuku
  • VITAL RECORDS REPLACEMENT can be ordered online at or call Hawaii DOH
  • FREE LEGAL SUPPORT 8/31 and 9/7 from 12:30 – 4:00pm at J. WALTER CAMERON CENTER AUDITORIUM: 95 Mahalani Street, Wailuku, HI 96793. Legal advocates will be available to help with applications for replacement of lost or destroyed immigration documents including replacement of green cards and certificates of naturalization. Translations Available. You can also pre-register online at: or 1-808-380-5235. Please leave your name, phone number and preferred language to receive a call back.
  • MEO OFFERS FREE LEGAL AID 9/9: Attorneys will be available to offer legal assistance on specific topics, including immigration, unemployment and insurance claims, to those impacted by the wildfires on Maui 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9/9. at Maui Economic Opportunity in Wailuku. For more information, contact Fernando L. Cosio, Attorney at Law, at or (808) 533-6007.
  • NEW 8/25: “Lawyers for Lahaina Program” in which free business consultation, legal forms, even representation based on financial need is available. Visit for more info. Another program, called Business Law Corps provides assistance to the private sector with business planning, contract translations, funding option consultation and negotiations, loan defaults, amendments, lease negotiations, insurance class, and force majeure. To make a free appointment visit
  • 8/30 Chief Justice Issues Order In re August 2023 Hawai»i Fire Disaster: Lahaina Court Resumes Sep. 5th. Please click on the link below to read the order:…


8/18 Steps Impacted can take to receive funding/help with financial recovery: 1) contact insurance to claim 2) apply for FEMA help any remaining that cannot be covered by insurance (bring receipts, photos, description of all needing recovery for, including estimate of building plans to rebuild 2) SBA Loan – yes, they may be able to help homeowners/renters application for disaster and economic, not just injury. The deadline to apply for property damage is Oct. 10, 2023. The deadline to apply for economic injury is May 10, 2024 (SBA Maui Webpage)

  • SBA Disaster Loans can be applied for at All of Maui is considered economically impacted and can therefore apply for economic disaster loans by the May deadline. or call 800.659.2955.
  • Business Disaster Center is open in Kihei: 590 Lipoa Pkwy #264, Kihei, HI 96753: Free consultations and option navigation.
  • Unemployment Benefits to Disaster Impacted available at
  1. First Hawaiian Bank Kahana Branch Opened, relief offerings available:
  2. Bank of Hawaii opening in Kahana on 8/21 and has relief offerings for customers

Central Pacific Bank WAIVERS to Maui Customers: 8/30 Lahaina Branch open

  • ATM fees waived
  • Free safe deposit box for CPB customers
  • Debit card and check replacement
  • CPB Maui Customer Care Hotline at 808-871-0505.


8/21 LANAI FERRY:The ferry from Maui island to Lana‘i continues to offer service from Ma‘alaea Harbor to Mānele Bay three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday departing Ma‘alaea at 1 p.m., Mānele at 3 p.m.

8/21 CRUISE SHIPS: Cruise lines itineraries have modified Hawaii routes indefinitely yet donate thousands to relief efforts for Maui’s recovery. See

  • Carnival Corp is scheduled to call in October
  • Princess Cruises change the 8/14 call in Lahaina to Kona in Big Island.
  • Celebrity Solstice changed call to Kona
  • Brilliance of Seas changed call to Kona
  • Quantum of the Seas changed call to Honolulu
  • Ovation of the Seas changed call to Victoria in BC and Seattle
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines changed call to Hilo and Nawiliwili until the end of August. They are the only large liner to sail year round to Maui.



  • MPD will announce names of deceased identified in fires, starting on 8/15. DNA expert will give a match test. Publishings will happen once a day as “identified” or “pending” from Maui Police Department Comm. 8/20 Fatality Update: The most up-to-date fatality numbers and identification information are included in the Maui Police Department’s daily press release, anticipated to be issued by 6 p.m. daily. For that information, please visit: .
  • Army National Guard & Air National Guard lead by Brd. Steve Logan will be security support at Shelters, Impacted Areas and enforcement at Checkpoints
  • Humane Society asks to NOT move deceased animals so they can be identified. Please take pictures and report to Humane Society. All found animals are marked with a location pin. Animal food has been set up in West Maui stations. 600+ lost reports of pets. Horses & Livestock have been relocated to upcountry. 12 animals are currently hospitalized in center, retrieved from Lahaina impact area. Napili and Lahaina Civic Center have vet teams available to public. Health certification for animal travel is available at center. Center is currently opened 7 days a week.
  • REAL ESTATE FOR IMPACTED AREAS: GREEN says no one out of state will be able to purchase the impacted land until further conclusions are made
  • TOURISM BISSEN says the message is NOT turning away tourism to Maui, “We are only asking that no one visit West side.” GREEN says he sees turning away all tourism as a detriment to the state.
  • MISTRUST OF FEMA/HOMEOWNERS ASSISTANCE: GREEN says nothing will bind people or stop them from other benefits by signing up with FEMA. They offer rental assistance and the cost of rehousing. They have cash grants to give direct to individuals for up to many months. Those who do not qualify for FEMA, they will have benefit options from the state.
  • MEDIA ACCESS: GREEN says must wait to access impact site in order to respect those still recovering from the impact.
  • HURRICANE SEASON CONCERN: Materials to contain dust and dirt are being applied in Lahaina. This will help avoid runoff  concerns.
  • FOOD HUBS: BISSEN says there are more than enough food hubs in the West Maui area. We do not have any hubs within the disaster area zone due to safety. Supplies are brought in from all over island right now despite the rumors.
  • VOLUNTEERS: Please coordinate with to stagger and be efficient with use of personable and donate to MauiStrong.


Should the need arise, this Wildfire Evacuation Checklist will help you prepare for a quick and safe evacuation.

As always, you, your family and friends that participate with Destination Maui Realty are very important to us. Visitors are being asked to avoid Maui for the time being. Please be patient with the various service interruptions that may occur around the island as we all prioritize family and loved ones.

Stay safe.

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