Civil Defense to conduct monthly siren test

Civil Defense to conduct monthly siren test

Hawaii residents may hear siren alarms on Tuesday as the state Civil Defense conducts its monthly test of its outdoor siren warning system.

The test -- in conjunction with the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System -- will include a steady 45-second tone on all sirens that will start at approximately 11:45 a.m. The steady tone, according to the Civil Defense, is used to alert the public of emergencies that may pose threats to life and properties. Besides natural hazards, the EAS could be used for terrorist incidents or acts of war.

Siren tests and EAS broadcasts are normally conducted simultaneously on the first working day of the month.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact your county Civil Defense/emergency management agency:

Big Island: 808-935-0031

Maui: 808-270-7285

City and County of Honolulu: 808-723-8960

Kauai: 808-241-1800

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