Siren malfunctions due to push of wrong button

Published: Oct. 30, 2012 at 9:18 AM HST|Updated: Oct. 30, 2012 at 9:19 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Government agencies on Oahu are sorting through what worked well and what did not regarding the tsunami warnings that were sent out Saturday night, with special attention being paid to the siren warning system.

The city sent out the first siren at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, but a worker activated the wrong siren system.

The city is transmitting to a new siren system, but the worker operating the controls hit the buttons on the old system, meaning only about half of the sirens went off.

Operators realized this 15 minutes later and activated the new siren system.

However, sirens in Haleiwa, Sunset, Kuliouou, and Kahana Valley still did not go off.

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