HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Siren testing on Oahu- April 27 and 28

Posted on Apr 25, 2016 in Latest News

HONOLULU — Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (Hawaii EMA), together with the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management will conduct siren testing on April 27th and 28th at the following locations.

April 27th, 9 am – 4 pm

  • Barbers Point Beach Park, Kapolei
  • Fort DeRussy, Waikiki

April 28th, 9 am – 4 pm

  • Kailua District Park, Kailua
  • Kualoa Regional Park, Kaneohe
  • Kokololio Beach Park, Hauula

These new sirens are part of the Statewide Siren Modernization Project. Residents nearby may hear the siren sound six to eight times for 30-second to one-minute intervals during the identified timeframe. Testing will include short blasts known as “burps.” During the tests, emergency management officials and technicians will check that installation work on this siren has been completed properly.

Questions regarding this test should be directed to the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management at (808) 723-8960.

Hawaii EMA encourages the public to make use of other supplemental methods of warning including, but not limited to, the City & County of Honolulu’s mass text notification system, Nixle, and NOAA Weather Radio.

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Media Contact:

Galen Yoshimoto  
Public Information Officer  
808-733-4300 or 808-620-5408  
askcivildefense@scd.hawaii.gov