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Civil Defense to Test Hapuna Siren Thursday

February 18, 2014, 10:35 AM HST
* Updated February 18, 2:40 PM
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If you’re along the shoreline in South Kohala Thursday morning and hear a civil defense siren go off, don’t be alarmed — it’s only a test.

The county Civil Defense Agency will be conducting a test of the warning siren located at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area between 9 and 11 a.m. on Thursday.

Testing of the island’s civil defense sirens are usually held at 11:45 a.m. on the first working day of the month, but civil defense officials said this test is necessary to evaluate and measure the sound level for this particular unit.

The Hapuna siren will be the only one tested Thursday. It is expected to be audible as far south as Waialea Bay, as far north as the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and as far inland as the Hapuna Golf Course.

For information on the testing, call the Civil Defense Agency at 935-0031.

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