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Siren Testing Scheduled for June 29 & 30

June 28, 2016, 6:00 PM HST
* Updated June 29, 10:27 AM
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The Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency and the Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency will conduct siren testing on Hawaii Island on Wednesday and Thursday, June 29 and 30, 2016, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Kapa‘a Beach Park, North Kohala
  • Mahukona Beach Park, North Kohala
  • Puako Beach Road, Waikoloa
  • Historic Park, Waikoloa
  • Holoholokai Public Beach Park, Waikoloa
  • Kealakehe Elementary School, Kailua Kona

Residents nearby may hear the siren sound six to eight times for 30-second to one-minute intervals between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Testing will include short blasts known as “burps.”

During the tests, emergency management officials and technicians will check that installation work on the sirens has been completed properly.

Residents can direct questions about this siren testing to the Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency at (808) 935-0031.

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Hawai‘i EMA encourages the public to make use of other supplemental methods of warning including, but not limited to, Blackboard Connect, Hawai‘i County’s mass text notification system and NOAA Weather Radio.

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The new sirens are part of the Statewide Siren Modernization Project.

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