HIEMA to Test New Sirens in East Hawai‘i

August 14, 2019, 11:55 AM HST (Updated August 14, 2019, 11:55 AM)

The State Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) will be testing newly-installed sirens on Hawai‘i Island from Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, to Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The following are the newly-installed sirens which will be tested:

  • Waiākea Uka Park, Hilo
  • ‘Ainako Park, Hilo
  • Mohouli Park, Hilo
  • Malama Park, Hilo
  • Pāhoa Ag Park, Pāhoa

The Outdoor Siren Warning System for Public Safety is one part of Hawaii’s Statewide Alert & Warning System used to notify the public during emergencies.

If you hear this siren tone in circumstances other than a test, follow emergency information and instructions provided by official government channels. This may be in the form of a local radio, television station broadcast or cellular Wireless Emergency Alert.



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