NEWS RELEASE: Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency to Conduct Siren Testing in the City and County of Honolulu

Posted on Sep 15, 2021 in Events, Information and News Releases, Main, News Stories

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency

 

DAVID Y. IGE

GOVERNOR

MAJOR GENERAL KENNETH S. HARA

DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

LUKE P. MEYERS

ADMINISTRATOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency to Conduct Siren Testing in the City and County of Honolulu

 

HONOLULU  — The Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), together with the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management, will conduct siren testing at the following locations and times.

 

  • Hoʻopili – Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. HST.

 

Residents and visitors nearby may hear the siren sound for 30-second to three-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.

These sirens are part of the State of Hawaiʻi’s ongoing Outdoor Warning Siren Modernization Program. Sirens are being upgraded and new sirens installed at various locations under this program statewide.

The Outdoor Siren Warning System for Public Safety is one part of Hawaiʻi’s Statewide Alert & Warning System used to notify the public during pending 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, and/or cellular Wireless Emergency Alert.

Emergency management and disaster preparedness information is located at the front section of telephone directories in all counties. The public may contact emergency management and county civil defense agencies to report siren operation issues.

City and County of Honolulu (808) 723-8960.

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Contact:

Douglas Carroll
Public Information Officer
[email protected]
808-285-1516

 

Hollie Reina
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
808-620-5423

 

For the latest information from the HI-EMA please go to – http://www.ready.hawaii.gov