Residents have expressed frustration with officials’ slow response to the devastating wildfire in Maui.
What has even more people up in arms is that it has been learned that about 1,000 FEMA personnel are staying at a $ 1,000-a-night resorts.
Meanwhile, Maui residents are being given $700.
According to the Dailymail, FEMA teams have checked into about three five-star hotels.
He Fairmont Kea Lani, Four Seasons, and the Grand Wailea Astoria, hotels known for catering to the Hollywood elite.
The news outlet posted several images showing officials staying in lavish hotels.
From the Dailymail:
FEMA teams have checked in at three five-star hotels, the Fairmont Kea Lani, Four Seasons, and the Grand Wailea Astoria where past guests include members of Hollywood’s elite.
Their rooms carry price tags that are well out of reach of most hard-working Americans.
Federal government rates for this week at all three resorts start at an eye-watering $1,000, company sources told DailyMail.com.
The Fairmont Kea Lani, Hawaiian for ‘heavenly white’, boasts on its website about being the ‘only all-suite’ hotel in Hawaii that once welcomed ex-Bond star Pierce Brosnan and offers ‘gourmet dining’ to uber-wealthy guests.
The 780 rooms come with either one or two bedrooms, measuring at least 860 square feet, and have private balconies so that visitors can soak up the sunset views of what the hotel calls ‘an oceanside paradise.’
Meanwhile, the Four Seasons, another top resort that once hosted Kanye West, spans nearly 15 acres and has a white fountain pool, green trees, 600 square-feet rooms.
There are reports that FEMA is working with the Red Cross to house displaced residents in hotels. However, the accommodations are not comparable.
Meanwhile, a clip of President Biden Maui is leading some to ask if he fell asleep.
NOW – Biden appears to fall asleep during a ceremony in Hawaii honoring the Maui fire victims.pic.twitter.com/pFGMPjqFqg
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) August 22, 2023
After his exhausting trip, Biden headed back to vacation.
Biden took no questions after arriving back in Lake Tahoe last night to resume his vacation.
Today is Biden’s 376th day on vacation since taking office — 39.8% of his presidency. pic.twitter.com/5MLI50J0Fc
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 22, 2023