HONOLULU (KHON2) — No, there is no threat to Hawaii at this time. The siren warning system has resumed monthly tests.
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The Statewide Outdoor Warning Sirens sounds every first business day of the month at 11:45 a.m. and sounds like a long steady tone that lasts for one minute.
Those listening to the radio or watching television hear a simultaneous test.
Siren tests were not held in September, a few weeks after the fires on Maui, instead a worldwide moment of prayer and remembrance was held.
Officials said if you hear a siren, you should tune into local radio or television for emergency information.
The warning system is used when there is an imminent threat.
In September, HI-EMA released a document that summarizes protocol for major hazards in Hawaii. Among the hazards listed were tsunamis, hurricanes, dam failure, fire, volcanic eruption and hazardous material exposure.