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Siren Test at King’s Landing Tuesday

January 19, 2015, 9:30 AM HST
* Updated January 19, 9:32 AM
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A siren test in the South Hilo King’s Landing area will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 20 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency, known formerly as State Civil Defense, in coordination with Hawai’i County Civil Defense, will be conducting the test. Officials say that residents in or nearby the area should expect to hear the siren sound six to eight times during 30-second to one-minute intervals.

Technicians will be checking on installation work, and short blasts, known as “burps,” will likely be heard during the procedure.

For more information on the modernization of the Statewide Outdoor Siren Warning System, the public may call HI-EMA at (808) 733-4300.

Civil Defense should be contacted to report routine siren operational issues at 931-0031.

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