New Civil Defense Siren to Be Tested on Thursday

The civil defense siren in Hakalau (Highway 19, north of mile marker 15 and Chin Chuck Road), North Hilo District, will be tested on Thursday February 14, 2013, between 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The new Hakalau siren

The new Hakalau siren

Residents in this area may hear the siren sound for 30 seconds during the identified time period. Technicians will use data gathered from this tests to verify operational status and complete maintenance actions.

As a reminder, the monthly Emergency Alert System and Siren Warning System test will take place as normally scheduled on the first working day of the month, Friday, March 1, 2013, at 11:45 a.m.

Hawaii Island residents may call Hawaii County Civil Defense at 808-935-0031 if they have any questions or concerns regarding this test of the Statewide Outdoor Siren Warning System.



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