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Siren, Emergency Alert System to Sound Test

February 1, 2016, 9:16 AM HST
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Tests on the outdoor siren warning system and the Emergency Alert System are scheduled for 11:45 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1.

Each month, the Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency conducts siren 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.

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 EAS could be used for terrorist incidents or acts of war.

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Civil Defense disaster preparedness information can be found in the front section of telephone directories in all counties.

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

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