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Siren and Emergency Alert System Test on May 1

April 30, 2015, 3:49 PM HST
* Updated April 30, 4:13 PM
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The Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency, formerly known as the State Civil Defense, will be testing the statewide outdoor siren warning system, along with the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, on Friday, May 1, at 11:45 a.m.

During the siren test, sirens will sound a steady tone for one minute.  The tone is intended to alert the public of any emergency that may post a threat to life and property, in the event of an actual emergency.  Though generally used for natural hazards, the alert system could also be used in the event of terrorism or acts of war.

If you notice any siren operation issues during the test, contact (808) 935-0031.

Testing of the sirens and the Emergency Alert Systems is conducted simultaneously, usually on the first working day of the month.

When the siren signal sounds, tune into any local radio or TV station for information and instructions in the event of an emergency.

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