Siren, Emergency Alert Test: Friday, Sept. 1, 2017

September 1, 2017, 4:55 AM HST · Updated September 1, 9:06 AM
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The state’s monthly test of the statewide outdoor warning siren system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 at 11:45 a.m.

Emergency Management Agency Siren, Maui. Photo by Wendy Osher.

The siren test is a steady one minute tone on all sirens. The warning sirens are used to alert the public to any emergency that may pose a threat to life or property. The sound of the sirens is a cue for residents to turn on a radio or television for information and instruction for an impending emergency. Besides natural hazards, the Emergency Alert System could be used for terrorist incidents or acts of war.

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To report siren operation issues, the public can contact respective county emergency management agencies at the following phone numbers:

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Maui (808) 270-7285
Hawaiʻi (808) 935-0031
City and County of Honolulu (808) 723-8960
Kauaʻi (808) 241-1800

Tests of the outdoor warning sirens and the Emergency Alert System are conducted simultaneously, normally on the first working day of the month, in cooperation with Hawaiʻi’s broadcast industry. Emergency management and disaster preparedness information is located in the front section of telephone directories in all counties.


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