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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             November 21, 2006

 

 

CIVIL DEFENSE SIRENS MALFUNCTION

 

            The Oahu Civil Defense Agency is investigating what triggered at least two  civil defense sirens today.

            There was no emergency, but the siren sounded at about 12:35 p.m. and phone calls poured into the OCDA offices and 911. Another siren in the Diamond Head area sounded at about 1:10 p.m.

            Harold Buckle, OCDA communications officer, said most of the calls for the first incident were from East Honolulu, although reports were received from people who heard the sound in Waikiki and Kapahulu.

             Itís possible other sirens were triggered and that is being checked out, Buckle said.

            Oahu Civil Defense can activate and turn off the sirens remotely. The siren on Wilhelmina Rise is one of the older ones on Oahu.  

           

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Media contact:

            Harold Buckle, OCDA Communications Officer, 523-4121

 

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

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