NEWS RELEASE: SHORT CIRCUIT SET OFF WARNING SIREN IN WAIALUA EARLY SATURDAY

Posted on Mar 8, 2022 in Information and News Releases, Main, News Stories

SHORT CIRCUIT SET OFF WARNING SIREN IN WAIALUA EARLY SATURDAY

 

For Immediate Release: March 8, 2022                                                                                                    Release No. 2022-015

 

HONOLULU — An electrical fault caused a siren in the All-Hazard Statewide Warning System to sound for several minutes around 2 a.m. HST Saturday in the Waialua community of O’ahu.

The siren is part of the statewide network operated by the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA). A HI-EMA technician determined late Monday that the incident was caused by water inside an electrical cabinet. Evidence indicated that moisture inside the cabinet, possibly the result of a leaky door seal, short-circuited a switch and activated the siren.

The siren is located along Goodale Avenue near the Waialua District Park swimming complex and baseball field. The HI-EMA Logistics Branch replaced the damaged switch and applied a new silicone seal to the cabinet.

HI-EMA maintains a network of more than 400 sirens statewide which are a key part of Hawaii’s defense against loss of life or property from hazards such as tsunamis and hurricanes.

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