Some Big Island residents reported hearing a siren going off in the Panaewa area on Wednesday morning, but officials said no siren actually sounded off.
It was actually a leaf blower, officials determined.
Initially, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency said it was a false alarm after residents reported hearing it around 7 a.m., but officials later retracted their statement upon further investigation.
HEMA said people often mistaken emergency vehicle sirens, car alarms and other sounds for outdoor warning sirens.
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