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HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Siren testing on Oahu of new sirens

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (Hawaii-EMA), together with the Honolulu Department of Emergency Management will conduct testing of three new sirens on Oahu. Testing will occur on the following date during the specified times.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Sunset Beach, Haleiwa
  • Haupoa Street & Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe
  • Castle High School, Kaneohe

The new sirens are part of the Statewide Siren Modernization Project. Nearby residents may hear the siren sound six to eight times for 30-60 second intervals during the identified timeframe. Testing will include short blasts known as “burps.” During the tests, emergency management technicians will check that the new sirens are functioning properly.

Questions regarding the test should be directed to the Honolulu Department of Emergency Management at 808-723-8960.



Media Contacts:

Mary Zanakis

Public Information Officer

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

Office: 808-733-4300 x522

Cell: 808-620-5422

[email protected]


Arlina Agbayani

Public Relations Assistant

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

3949 Diamond Head Road

Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

Office: 808-733-4300 x529

Cell: 808-620-5423

Email: [email protected]