Siren testing to be conducted on Kauai this week

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency will be conducting siren testing on Kauai from Wednesday, Sept. 3, to Friday, Sept. 5.

The siren testing schedule (subject to minor changes) is:

Wednesday, Sept. 3

  • Vidinha Stadium and the old Lihue Police Station (Lihue Ballpark), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Isenberg Field and Lydgate Park, 1 to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Kauai Veterans Cemetery
  • Shipwreck’s Beach
  • Kapaa High School
  • Aliomanu Estates
  • Anini Pavilion

Friday, Sept. 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Isenberg
  • Possible follow-up testing at the above locations, as needed.

Residents in these areas may hear the siren sound for six to eight 30-second to one-minute intervals during the identified timeframe. Testing will include checks of the public address system and short blasts known as “burps.” Technicians are testing to ensure that recent work on these sirens was completed properly.

Residents may call HI-EMA at (808) 733-4300 if they have any questions or concerns regarding maintenance work on the Statewide Outdoor Siren Warning System. Contact Kauai Civil Defense at (808) 241-1800 to report routine siren operational issues.

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