NEWS RELEASE: Testing of New Siren on Oahu – August 10, 2017Posted on Aug 8, 2017 in Featured, Information and News Releases, Main
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2017
TESTING OF NEW SIREN ON OAHU – AUGUST 10, 2017
HONOLULU — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (Hawaii-EMA), together with the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management will conduct siren testing at the following location and time.
Thursday, August 10, 2017 (9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)
- Ho’opili Development near Kualakai Parkway, East Kapolei/Ewa Beach
The new Ho’opili Development siren is part of of an effort to improve Statewide outdoor warning coverage. New developers are required to establish outdoor warning siren coverage for public safety with no present coverage. This is a requirement set forth by the Land Use Commission.
Residents nearby may hear the siren sound six to eight times for 30-second to one-minute intervals during the identified timeframe. Testing will include short blasts known as “burps.” During the tests, emergency management officials and technicians will check that installation work on this siren has been completed properly.
Questions regarding this test should be directed to the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management at (808) 723-8960.
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