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Siren Testing Set for Thursday in Hamoa Area

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency will be sounding sirens intermittently between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, in Hamoa and Hamoa Beach areas to check their operations.

Residents nearby may hear the siren sound for 30-seconds to 3-minute intervals during the identified timeframe. Testing will include short blasts known as “burps”. During the tests, Emergency Management Officials and Technicians will be checking the functionality of the sirens.

The Outdoor Siren Warning System for Public Safety is one part of Hawaii’s Statewide Alert & Warning System used to notify the public during pending emergencies.

Maui Emergency Management Agency encourages the public to make use of other supplemental methods of warning including, but not limited to, signing up for the Maka’ala – Emergency Alerts mass text notification system and utilizing NOAA Weather Radio.

To sign up for Maka’ala, click here.

Residents with concerns about the sirens or their operations, or with reports of siren malfunctions, may call MEMA at 270-7285.

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