I wonder why I get emergency emails from the county hours after I get them via Hawaii Nixle Emergency Alerts.
Of course I find it funny that the Hawaii County Police Department would use an emergency alert service like Nixel to promote it’s self at times by posting thing like “Police Officer of the Month” on an emergency service. Lord knows if we as the public used a service like 911 to promote ourselves all hell would break out.
Then again… I didn’t get anything via Nixle the night of the Tsunami Evacuations!
If folks are relying on email for emergency notifications… it may be too late when a real emergency does happen! I’m gonna depend on myself for notices until the county get’s the kinks worked out.
The Sirens will be tested today with county workers stationed at each siren.
I guarantee they will report that the Pahoa Siren closest to my house is functioning properly (as it always does on the drill days)
I know for a fact that Pahoa’s siren didn’t go off until about 9:15 at night more then two hours after I posted the warning on my site.
Having County workers standing by at these sirens tomorrow won’t prove much I expect…. as I expect my siren to go off as usual during a warning.
WILL IT GO OFF DURING A REAL EMERGENCY?
There was a moral to the story of the boy who called wolf!
- What Happened to the Civil Defense Sirens During Last Nights Tsunami Warnings (damontucker.com)
- Commentary on Tsunami Sirens by Councilman Pete Hoffmann – “The Sounds of Silence” (damontucker.com)
- Public asked to report non-functioning sirens (kitv.com)
- County of Hawaii: “Technical Challenges Initially With Our Siren System During Last Night’s Tsunami Warning” (damontucker.com)
- Public Urged to Contact Civil Defense re. Siren Failures (hawaiireporter.com)
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