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Monthly Siren and EAS Test Suspended for December

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

The State’s monthly test of the Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, which would typically occur on MONDAY Dec. 3, 2018 at 11:45 a.m. has been suspended for the month of December ONLY.

The monthly siren tests are being suspended to avoid interfering with various inaugural events scheduled around the state at that time.

No test will take place for December, and it will not be rescheduled for a different time.

The outdoor warning sirens are one part of a three-component emergency notification system. A simultaneous test of the Emergency Alert System is conducted with the siren system, in cooperation with Hawaii’s broadcast industry. In the event of a real emergency, warning sirens and Emergency Alert Broadcasts would be joined by alerts via the Wireless Emergency Alert system, which delivers sound-and-text warnings to mobile telephones and compatible devices.

Emergency management and disaster preparedness information is located at the front section of telephone directories in all counties.