Don’t Panic: PTA Sirens June 28-30 Will Only be Tests

June 18, 2022, 4:15 PM HST
* Updated June 18, 2:31 PM
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U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa Training Area will be upgrading and testing its mass warning notification system June 28-30.

Existing sirens will be modified, and in some areas, new sirens will be installed. As a part of the upgrade, all sirens at PTA will be tested. Employees, neighbors and community members off the installation may hear the sirens and prerecorded voice messages during the testing period, including motorists on Daniel K. Inouye Highway and visitors at Gilbert Kahele State Park.

During the installation and upgrade, each siren may produce a few quick tones.

The entire test will take approximately five minutes per siren, and the tests will
take place between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on the testing days. These upgrades and testing will benefit the larger community in the event of an actual emergency.

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