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Department of Emergency Management to Test Voice Capability

of Waialua and Haleiwa Outdoor Siren Warning Systems

                                                    

The City’s Department of Emergency Management will test the public address voice capability of two outdoor warning siren systems on Friday, April 3, 2009 from 11:00 AM to Noon.

 

·        Waialua at Waialua District Park west side of the baseball field

·        Haleiwa at the corner of Kamehameha Highway and Cane Haul Road.

 

This is the second test in a series of tests being conducted to further analyze the effective range of the voice capability of the Waialua and Haleiwa systems.  This new equipment is designed to transmit voice messages from the City’s Emergency Operations Center in Honolulu.

 

DEM Disaster Reserve Volunteers as well as community members will assist by monitoring this test from various locations in Waialua and Haleiwa. 

 

Residents and businesses in the surrounding communities may hear a series of chimes, followed by public address voice messages during the testing period. 

 

Hawaii State Civil Defense funds the purchase and installation of these sirens.  Once installed, they are released to the City for monthly testing and emergency activation.

 

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Contact:

 

John M. Cummings III

Public Information Officer

(808) 723-8957  Office