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Ala Wai Community Park siren repairs completed

(April 30, 2010) --- The City Departments of Emergency Management and Facility Maintenance in conjunction with Hawaii State Civil Defense completed repairs and initiated a successful test of the outdoor warning siren located at Ala Wai Community Park (corner of Kapiolani Blvd. and McCully St.).

The siren had not functioned properly in the previous month’s test and was scheduled for repair.  The siren was found to have a minor electrical problem which was quickly identified and remedied.  Following repairs, the siren was tested at full power for 30-seconds. 

“The Ala Wai Community Park siren is one of a group of older mechanical sirens that require quite a bit of preventive maintenance to remain operational”, said Peter Hirai, deputy director for the Department of Emergency Management.  “We wish to thank the Ala Wai community for their patience with this morning’s testing and for alerting us to the problem siren.”   

For Oahu residents, should the siren in your community not function properly please contact the Department of Emergency Management at 808-723-8960 Monday thru Friday 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM or the Honolulu Police Department at 9-1-1 afterhours, weekends and holidays.

Hawaii State Civil Defense funds the purchase and installation of these sirens for all counties Statewide.   The respective counties conduct monthly testing, additional maintenance and emergency activation of the outdoor siren warning system. 

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Contact:

John M. Cummings III

Public Information Officer

(808) 723-8957  Office

jcummings@honolulu.gov