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Emergency Sirens to Sound For Monthly Test

July 1, 2015, 8:23 AM HST
* Updated July 1, 8:29 AM
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Monthly testing of the statewide outdoor siren warning system is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Each month, the Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency conducts the testing in coordination with the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System.

Tests of Civil Defense sirens and the Emergency Alert System are conducted simultaneously, on the first working day of the month, in cooperation with Hawai’i’s broadcasting industry.

Civil Defense disaster preparedness information is located in the front section of telephone directories in all counties.

The siren test is a steady one-minute tone on all sirens. Sounding of the steady tone is used to alert the public of any emergency that may pose a threat to life and property. Besides natural hazards, the Emergency Alert System could be used for terrorist incidents or acts of war.

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Problems with siren operations can be reported to the Hawai’i County Civil Defense Agency at 935-0031.

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