HIEMA PRESS RELEASE: MONTHLY TEST OF EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM AND SIREN BY FEBRUARY 2023
Posted on January 30, 2023 in Latest department news, Press room
HONOLULU — The monthly test of the state’s all-hazards outdoor warning siren system is scheduled for Wednesday, February 1.2023 at 11:45 am The siren test will be coordinated with a test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System.
During this monthly test, all outdoor warning sirens throughout the state will chirp for one minute.Attention Alert Signal (SteadyTone). A the test of the live audio transmission segment of the emergency alert system is carried out about the same time as the monthly siren sound, in cooperation with the Hawaiian broadcast industry. There will be no exercises or drills accompanying the test.
The Public Safety All Hazard Outdoor Siren Warning System is a part of the Hawaii State Alert and Warning System used to notify the public during emergencies. If you hear this siren tone in circumstances other than a test, please follow the emergency information and instructions provided by official government channels. These may be in the form of a broadcast from a local radio or television station and/or a cellular Wireless Emergency Alert.
Wireless Emergency Alert delivers sound and text warnings to compatible mobile cellular phones. Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert notifications are managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Integrated Public Alert and Alert System, the nation’s alert and warning infrastructure.
EITHER‘Ahu residents and visitors in the areas surrounding the Campbell Industrial Park may also hear a “screaming” tone after the siren test. These areas include parts of Kalaeloa, Makakilo, Nānākuli, Kapolei, and ‘Ewa Beach. The “scream” tone is a Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) siren warning group test that would activate in the event of an actual HAZMAT incident requiring emergency notification of businesses, schools, residents and visitors in the vicinity of Campbell Industrial Park. Contact the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management at (808) 723-8960 for more information on the HAZMAT Warning Group Siren Test.
Information on emergency management and disaster preparedness is in the front section of telephone directories in all counties. To the Latest information from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (Hello-EMA)or for sign up for county alerts, visit ready.hawaii.gov.
The public may contact the county’s emergency management and civil defense agencies to report siren issues at the following numbers.
City and County of Honolulu:(808) 723-8960
Maui County:(808) 270-7285
Kaua’i County:(808) 241-1800
Hawaii County:(808) 935-0031
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Hawaii Emergency Management Agency
4204 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816
Office: 808-733-4300 Ext. 545