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Aug. 10, 2023
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VIDEO BY AP, ALAN BARRIOS AND GOV. JOSH GREEN
Kahului Airport, the main airport in Maui, was sheltering 2,000 travelers whose flights were canceled or who recently arrived on the island Wednesday, the county said.
People gather at the Kahului Airport while waiting for flights Wednesday on Maui.
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Travelers waited for their flights Wednesday at Kahului Airport on Maui as numerous wildfires stoked by gusts from Hurricane Dora and a high pressure system to the north ravaged the island. At the center was Olga Fong with her children, Alex, 9, and Nicholas, 3. The Fongs left Lahaina just before a wildfire gutted the historic town, but had to sleep overnight on the floor of the airport because their flight back to Los Angeles had been canceled.