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Siren and emergency alert test scheduled for Friday

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

State Civil Defense will conduct its monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system on Friday, March 1 at 11:45 a.m.

The siren test is a steady one minute tone on all sirens. The steady tone is used to alert the public to any emergency that may pose a threat to life and property. Besides natural hazards, the Emergency Alert System could be used for terrorist incidents or acts of war.

Contact your county civil defense/emergency management agency to report siren operations issues: Hawaii 808 935-0031, Maui 808 270-7285, Oahu 808 723-8960, Kauai 808 241-1800.

Oahu residents may sign up for the Adopt a Siren Program at http://sirens.honolulu.gov

Oahu residents in areas near 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 (HAZMAT) Incident outdoor siren warning group that will be activated in the event of a HAZMAT incident.

Tests of civil defense sirens and the Emergency Alert System are conducted simultaneously, normally on the first working day of the month.

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