NEWS RELEASE: NEW SIREN TESTING ON O’AHUPosted on Aug 7, 2019 in Information and News Releases, Main, News Stories
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2019
SIREN TESTING ON O’AHU – AUGUST 9, 2019
HONOLULU — The Hawai’i 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 on Friday, August 9, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
• Kahana Bay Boat Ramp, Ka’a’awa
• Kualoa Ranch, Kāne’ohe
• Wai’alae Beach Park, Kahala
Residents nearby may hear the siren sound for 30-seconds to 3-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 sirens.
These sirens were installed as part of HI-EMA’s ongoing Outdoor Warning Siren Program. Other sirens will be updated, and new sirens installed, at various locations across the state under this Program.
The Outdoor Siren Warning System for Public Safety is one part of Hawai’i’s Statewide Alert & Warning System used to notify the public during pending emergencies.
HI-EMA encourages the public to make use of other supplemental methods of warning including, but not limited to, signing up for the HNL.INFO mass text notification system and utilizing NOAA Weather Radio.
Residents with concerns about the sirens or their operations, or with reports of siren malfunctions, may contact the Honolulu Department of Emergency Management at
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Public Relations Officer
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency