Historic building specialists visit Lahaina National Historic Landmark District, survey structures impacted by Hawaiʻi Wildfires [Image 2 of 7]
Laura Duvekot, a historian with the Technical Center of Expertise for the Preservation of Historic Structures, photographs a historic structure to record its feature, while William Wierda, a historic architect on the team, takes notes about the characteristics of the structure on Maui, Jan. 18. The team from the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assisted the Hawaii Wildfires Recovery Mission on a Federal Emergency Management Agency mission assigned task order to assess structures in the Lahaina National Historic Landmark District. The team was not required to wear the hoodies of their protective suits because of the low risk of contact with ash or debris while evaluating structures and buildings. Wierda is wearing a reflective vest, but it was not required on this evaluation as there was no risk of vehicular traffic. The buildings were damaged in the Aug. 8, 2023, wildfires on Maui.

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