HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency will be testing sirens March 16 and 17 as they have new sirens and upgraded equipment.

HIEMA will be testing at six locations on Oahu.

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HIEMA is reminding the public that there is no hazard or action is necessary.

Tests are scheduled to operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and usually take around 30 minutes.

You can expect to hear short bursts of various siren tones.

These sirens are used to alert the public in the case of a tsunami or hurricane.

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