Posted on Mar 13, 2017 in Information and News Releases


HONOLULU — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (Hawaii-EMA), together with the Honolulu Department of Emergency Management will conduct testing of four new sirens on Oahu. Testing will occur on the following dates during the specified times.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 between 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

          Makapu’u Makai Pier, Waimanalo

Thursday, March 23, 2017 between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Sunset Beach, Haleiwa
  • Haupoa Street & Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe
  • Castle High School, Kaneohe


The new sirens are part of the Statewide Siren Modernization Project. Nearby residents may hear the siren sound six to eight times for 30-60 second intervals during the identified timeframe. Testing will include short blasts known as “burps.” During the tests, emergency management technicians will check that the new sirens are functioning properly.

Questions regarding the test should be directed to the Honolulu Department of Emergency Management at 808-723-8960.


Media Contacts:

Mary Zanakis
Public Information Officer
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency
Office: 808-733-4300 x522
Cell: 808-620-5422


Arlina Agbayani
Public Relations Assistant
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency
3949 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
Office: 808-733-4300 x529
Cell: 808-620-5423