NEWS RELEASE: Siren testings on Maui – OCTOBER 15-16, 2020

Posted on Oct 13, 2020 in Information and News Releases, Main

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency

 

D A V I D  Y.  I G E

G O V E R N O R

 

M A J O R  G E N E R A L  KENNETH S. HARA

D I R E CT O R  O F  E M E R G E N C Y  M A N A G E M E N T

 

LUKE P. MEYERS

ADMINISTRATOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 13, 2020

 

SIREN TESTINGS ON MAUI – OCTOBER 15-16, 2020

MAUI COUNTY — The Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), together with the Maui County Emergency Management Agency, will conduct siren testing at the following locations and times on Thursday and Friday, October 15 and 16, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

    • Maalaea, Wailuku
    • Pua’a Subdivision (Pu’unene), Kahului
    • Kualano Subdivision (Pukalani), Kula
    • Wailua Valley, Haiku
    • Hamoa Beach, Hamoa
    • Puamana, Lahaina

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 siren.

These sirens are part of the State of Hawaii’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 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 Maui County Emergency Alert system at https://www.mauicounty.gov/70/Emergency-Management-Agency and utilizing NOAA Weather Radio.

Residents with concerns about the sirens or their operations, or with reports of siren malfunctions, may contact the Maui Department of Emergency Management at

(808) 270-7285

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Contact:

Arlina Agbayani

Public Information Officer

[email protected]

808-620-5423

 

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Mahalo,

Arlina Agbayani

Public Information Officer

Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency (Hawaii-EMA)

3949 Diamond Head Road

Honolulu, HI 96816

Work phone: 733-4300 x529

Cellular: 808-620-5423