Kauai civil defense to conduct siren testing Wednesday

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), together with Kauai County Civil Defense Agency, will conduct siren testing on Wednesday, June 24 at the locations and times listed below:

  • Isenberg Field, 9 a.m.-noon
  • Shipwreck Beach Park, 1-4 p.m.

Residents nearby may hear the siren sound for six to eight times during 30-second to one-minute intervals during the identified time frame.

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 the particular 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 Kauai Civil Defense at (808) 241-1800 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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