Sirens to be tested Tuesday through Thursday

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency and Hawaii County Civil Defense will conduct siren testing starting Tuesday and continuing through Thursday at various locations on Hawaii Island

The sirens will be tested between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Hoopuloa in Milolii, Hookena Beach Park, Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, Honokaa High School, Honomu, Cooper Center and Mountain View.

The sirens were installed as part of the Statewide Siren Modernization Project. Other sirens will be updated, and new sirens installed, at various locations across the state over the coming months.

Residents nearby may hear the siren sound six to eight times for 30-second to 3-minute intervals during the identified time frame. Testing will include short blasts known as “burps.”

Residents with concerns about the siren test or their operations, or with reports of siren malfunctions, should contact Hawaii County Civil Defense at 935-0031.

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