Monthly Test Scheduled For Sirens, Emergency Alert System
If you hear a siren or emergency alert shortly before noon on Thursday, Sept. 1, don’t fret. Unless there is severe weather in the area, it’s only a test.
The monthly test of the all-hazard Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Thursday. During the test, all statewide outdoor warning sirens will sound a one-minute attention alert signal.
A test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System is conducted at roughly the same time as the monthly siren sounding, in cooperation with Hawaiʻi’s broadcast industry.
There will be no exercise or drill accompanying the test.
The all-hazard Outdoor Siren Warning System is a part of the Statewide Alert and Warning System, which is used to notify the public during emergencies. If you hear a siren in circumstances other than a test, follow emergency information and instructions provided by official government channels.
To report siren operation issues, call Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense at 808-935-0031.