MAUI, HAWAII: The US government bureaucrats who were sent to Maui, after the Hawaii island suffered one of the deadliest wildfires in modern history, are now reportedly enjoying their stay in $1,000-a-night luxury hotels.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials are facing heavy criticism from local residents for what they perceive as a sluggish response to the devastating wildfires that claimed the lives of no fewer than 114 individuals. Thousands were left homeless as the fires razed homes to the ground. Curiously, this backlash hasn’t deterred the embattled agency from utilizing taxpayer funds to house over 1,000 staff members at four opulent and exorbitant Wailea resorts, following the catastrophic blaze that inflicted an estimated $5 billion in damages.
Sources reveal that these lavishly upscale beachfront resorts, known to attract aristocrats and renowned personalities, have become FEMA’s accommodations of choice. Situated just a short 45-minute drive away from the fire-ravaged town of Lahaina, these ultraluxurious establishments, including the Fairmont Kea Lani, Four Seasons, and the Grand Wailea Astoria, have seen FEMA teams checking in. Notably, the guest list of these resorts has previously included members of the Hollywood elite.
In an exclusive revelation, an individual wishing to remain anonymous forwarded an email from FEMA to a non-profit organization poised to provide disaster relief in Maui. This communication sternly instructed the organization to immediately cease all dissemination of images or videos captured on the ground.
The combination of FEMA’s sluggish response to the wildfires and their lavish expenditure on accommodations has raised significant concerns. While locals continue to express frustration over the handling of the disaster, the agency’s spending practices have further fueled the growing dissatisfaction.