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HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Testing of new siren on Oahu – April 19, 2017

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (Hawaii-EMA), together with the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management will conduct siren testing at the following location and time.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

  • Otake Camp, Waialua

The new Otake Camp siren is part of the Statewide Siren Modernization Project. 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.

Questions regarding this test should be directed to the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management at (808) 723-8960.

Hawaii-EMA encourages the public to make use of other supplemental methods of warning including, but not limited to, the City & County of Honolulu’s mass text notification system, Nixle, and NOAA Weather Radio.

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Media Contact:

Mary Zanakis

Public Information Officer

808.620.5422   [email protected]


Arlina Agbayani

Public Relations Assistant

808.620.5423    [email protected]














Arlina Agbayani

Public Relations Assistant

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

3949 Diamond Head Road

Honolulu, Hawaii  96816

Office: 808-733-4300 x529

Celllular: 808-620-5423

Email: [email protected]