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Sirens to be tested today

 (Wed., March 3, 2010) --- The City Department of Emergency Management in conjunction with Hawaii State Civil Defense will be testing outdoor siren warning systems in the following areas on Oahu today from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

        Aikahi Park

        Ala Wai Community Park

        Kahalu'u

        Kaneohe Bay

        Kewalo Basin

        Makaha

        Maunalani Heights

        Nanakuli/Maili

        Swanzy Beach Park 

The tests are being conducted to ensure that these sirens are operating at full power and providing optimal range. 

Residents and businesses in the surrounding communities may hear several 20-second siren soundings during the testing periods.   

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