Siren testing scheduled on Oahu this Thursday

Don’t be alarmed if you hear warning sirens go off this Thursday on Oahu.

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency and the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Emergency Management will conduct siren testing at the locations and times listed below:

  • Dillingham Airfield Entrance, 9 a.m.–noon
  • Iroquois Point, 12–3 p.m.

Residents nearby may hear the siren sound for six to eight times during 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.”

During the tests, technicians will check that installation work on this siren has been completed properly.

Residents may call HI-EMA at (808) 733-4300 if they have any questions or concerns regarding modernization of the Statewide Outdoor Siren Warning System.

Contact the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management at (808) 723-8960 to report routine siren operational issues.

HI-EMA encourages the public to make use of other methods of warning including, but not limited to, text notification systems and NOAA Weather Radio.

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