Hawai‘i Wildfires: Resources for Educators
The following resources offer updates related to the wildfires in Hawai‘i. This page is part of our natural disaster guide, Natural Disaster Resources for Schools: Partnering with Multilingual Families.
News and updates
- After Losing Their Homes, Lahaina Parents Try to Save Their School Community (The New York Times)
- Multilingual community steps up to translate for displaced immigrants in Lāhainā (Hawai‘i Public Radio)
- Parents in Maui are grappling with where to send their kids as the school year begins (NPR)
- Massive mental health toll in Maui wildfires: 'They've lost everything' (NPR)
- Maui wildfire shutters treasured Hawaiian language school (Reuters)
- West Maui School Resources for Schools and Families Affected by Fires (Hawai‘i Department of Education)
- How to Help Families Affected by West Maui Fires (Hawai‘i Department of Education)
- 'Lahaina Strong' in the aftermath of Maui wildfires (World Central Kitchen)
Tips for schools
- How Schools Can Partner with ELL Families During Natural Disasters: Learn how schools can partner with multilingual families when preparing for and responding to natural disasters that impact the local community.
- How to Support Multilingual Families Displaced by a Natural Disaster: Learn how schools can support multilingual families who have been displaced by a natural disaster in another city or country.
Resources by Topic
Wildfires: Safety information
- Guidance for Staying Safe: Wildfires & Smoke in Multiple Languages (Oregon Health Authority)
- What You Should Know About Wildfires: Bilingual Information (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
- Wildfire Safety (National Fire Protection Association)
- Wildfire Information (Ready.gov)