Monthly outdoor siren warning system tested Monday

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The Department of Emergency Management will conducted its monthly Outdoor Siren Warning System on Monday.

The test occurred at 11:45 a.m. During an actual emergency these broadcasts will be heard at frequent intervals and may become continuous if need be.

Residents in areas surrounding Campbell Industrial Park, Honokai Hale, Makakilo, Kapolei Regional Park, Kapolei Golf Course, and the Coast Guard Station at Kalaeloa may have heard a “whooping” tone following the siren test. The “whooping” tone was a test of the Hazardous Materials Incident outdoor siren warning group that will be activated in the event of a HAZMAT incident.

If the siren in your community did not sound or did not operate properly, please call the Department of Emergency Management at (808)723-8960 to report it. You can also email the department at dem@honolulu.gov.

Please report any acts of vandalism, damages, or missing sirens or components to the Department of Emergency Management at (808) 723-8960. You can also email the department at dem@honolulu.gov and include any images you may have of the siren in question. Any suspicious activity should be reported immediately to the Honolulu Police Department by calling 911.

Residents now have the option of reporting malfunctioning or vandalized sirens on-line. Visit the City’s Siren Trouble Report page at http://www3.honolulu.gov/DEMSiren/ to file your report as well as upload pictures.

Important emergency information including evacuation maps can be found in the Hawaiian Telecom and Paradise Pages telephone directories or on our website at www.oahuDEM.org.

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