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Siren and emergency alert test scheduled for Monday

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The city will conduct its monthly test of the Outdoor Siren Warning System and Live Audio Broadcast in conjunction with Hawaii State Civil Defense will at 11:45 a.m. Monday.

For the purpose of this test you will hear a 45-second steady tone on all sirens. When you hear the steady tone in circumstances other than a test, turn to any radio or television station for essential emergency information and instructions.

During an actual emergency these broadcasts will be heard at frequent intervals and may become continuous if need be.

In addition, residents in areas surrounding Campbell Industrial Park, Honokai Hale, Makakilo, Kapolei Regional Park, Kapolei Golf Course, and the Coast Guard Station at Kalaeloa may also hear a "whooping" tone following the Siren Test. 

This "whooping" tone is a test of the Hazardous Materials Incident outdoor siren warning group that  will be activated in the event of a HAZMAT incident.  

If the siren in your community does not sound or does not operate  properly please call the Department of Emergency Management at 723-8960 to report it. You can also email the department at dem@honolulu.gov.

With more than 170 outdoor warning sirens on Oahu, the publics assistance in identifying problem units is needed.

Emergency information including evacuation maps can be found in the Hawaiian Telecom and Paradise Pages telephone directories.

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