Siren and emergency alert system test: July 1, 2010

July 1, 2010, 6:51 AM HST · Updated July 1, 6:51 AM
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The Civil Defense monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system will be conducted today at 11:45 a.m.  The steady 45-second tone is used to alert the public to an emergency that could pose a threat to life and property.  The test is being conducted in cooperation with Hawaii’s broadcast industry and traditionally takes place on the first working day of the month. 

Besides natural and technological hazards, the Emergency Alert System could be used for terrorist incidents or acts of war.

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When the siren signal is sounded in your area, tune to any local radio or television station for emergency information and instructions broadcast by civil defense agencies.  Participating stations will carry a detailed explanation of what the sirens mean, as well as other related information, during the monthly test.

Civil defense disaster preparedness information is located in the front section of the white pages of telephone directories in all counties.

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