HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Kauai Civil Defense siren tests scheduled September 22-24

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

LĪHU’E –The public is advised that nine newly installed Civil Defense outdoor warning sirens will be tested next week.

The special soundings are for acceptance testing, and will be conducted in partnership with the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA).

The testing will be conducted over a three-day period, Sept. 22 to Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Wailua Houselots Park
  • Wailua Golf Course (south end)
  • Hanamā‘ulu Beach Park
  • Puhi
  • Kōloa Town
  • Po‘ipū Beach Park
  • Halēwili Road
  • Kalawai Park
  • Kekaha (next to the Chinese cemetery)

Area residents may hear the sirens sound for six to eight times during the 30-second to one-minute intervals. The testing will also include short blasts known as “burps.”

The Kaua‘i Civil Defense Agency is seeking volunteers who are willing to assist with the testing by reporting issues with the sirens, particularly the ones that are in new locations.

Volunteers living or working in close proximity to a Civil Defense siren would be placed on a phone list for potential calls following the monthly siren test, which is conducted on the first business day of each month.

Anyone who would like to serve as a volunteer can call 241-1800 or send an email to civildefense@kauai.gov.

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding the modernization of the statewide outdoor warning system may call HI-EMA at (808) 733-4300.