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HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Siren testing in Maui County

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU — Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), together with the Maui County Civil Defense Agency, will conduct siren testing in Maui County at the following location during the respective date and time listed below:

Wednesday, June 15 (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

  • Area of Kalaupapa Settlement and National Historical Park

Residents nearby may hear the siren sound six to eight times for 30-second to one-minute intervals during the identified timeframe. Testing will include short blasts known as “burps.” During the tests, emergency management officials and technicians will check that installation work on this siren has been completed properly.

Residents can direct questions about this siren testing to the Maui County Civil Defense Agency at (808) 270-7285.

Hawaii EMA encourages the public to make use of other supplemental methods of warning including, but not limited to, Maui County’s mass text notification system, Makaala Alerts, and NOAA Weather Radio.


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Mary Zanakis                                                           Galen Yoshimoto

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808.620.5422                                                           808.620.5408

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Galen Yoshimoto | Public Relations Officer

[email protected] | 808.620.5408

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

Department of Defense | State of Hawaii

3949 Diamond Head Road | Honolulu, Hawaii 96816-4495