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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              May 28, 2007

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TO TEST

SEVEN NEW SIREN WARNING SYSTEMS

 

      The City’s Department of Emergency Management, in conjunction with Hawaii State Civil Defense, will test seven newly installed siren upgrades tomorrow, Tuesday, May 29, 2007. These quality-control and performance tests will ensure proper functioning and area coverage of each new siren.

 

      “Planning for acquisition of these sirens began in late 2004 with final installation being completed this month,” said Harold Buckle, communications officer for the Department of Emergency Management.  “These sirens replace older ones at each of the seven locations, and will provide more reliable service. We appreciate the assistance of State Civil Defense in obtaining and installing them.”

 

      Residents of the following communities may hear several 20-second siren activations during the testing periods:

 

8 a.m.  to noon

 

Kuliouou, Kahala/Diamond Head, Palolo Valley and Moanalua Valley.

 

1 to 3 p.m.

 

Koko Head, Mililani in the vicinity of Kipapa Elementary School and Waialua.

 

      All siren tests are scheduled to be completed by 3 p.m.

 

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Contact:

 

John M. Cummings III

Public Information Officer

(808) 523-4121  Office

(808) 499-7937  Cell

           

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

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