HI-EMA to conduct August siren testing on Hawaii Island

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Hawaii Emergency Management Agency and the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency will conduct siren testing on Hawaii Island on August 14-16.

The test will run between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the following locations: 

  • Ho’opuloa, Miloli’i
  • Ho’okena Beach Park, Captain Cook
  • Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, Ocean View
  • Honoka’a High School, Honoka’a
  • Honomu, Hilo
  • Cooper Center, Volcano
  • Mountain View, Puna

The sirens were installed as part of the Statewide Siren Modernization Project and will be updated in the coming months. . 

Also, new sirens will be installed at various locations across the state. 

Residents nearby may hear the siren sound six to eight times for 30-second to 3-minute intervals during the test.

Testing will include short blasts known as “burps.”

During the tests, Emergency Management Officials and Technicians will be checking the functionality of the siren.  

Residents with concerns about the siren test or their operations, or with reports of siren malfunctions, may contact the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency at (808) 935-0031.

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