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Emergency Siren Testing to Be Conducted on Big Island

August 13, 2018, 3:15 PM HST
* Updated August 10, 8:54 AM
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HI-EMA siren photo.

 

The Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), together with the Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency, will conduct siren testing on the Big Island Aug. 14 to 16, 2018, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

TEST LOCATIONS

Ho‘opuloa, Miloli‘i
Ho‘okena Beach Park, Captain Cook
Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, Ocean View
Honoka‘a High School, Honoka‘a
Honomu, Hilo
Cooper Center, Volcano
Mountain View, Puna

The sirens were installed as part of the Statewide Siren Modernization Project. Other sirens will be updated and new sirens installed at various locations across the state over the coming months.

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Residents nearby may hear the siren sound six to eight times for 30-second to 3-minute intervals during the identified timeframe. Testing will include short blasts known as “burps.” During the tests, Emergency Management Officials and Technicians will be checking the functionality of the siren.

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Residents with concerns about the siren test or their operations, or with reports of siren malfunctions, may contact the Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency at (808) 935-0031.

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

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