Sirens were silenced Monday

HONOLULU — The state’s monthly test of the statewide outdoor warning siren system set for 11:45 a.m. Monday was suspended for the month of December to avoid interfering with various inaugural events scheduled around the state at that time.

The outdoor warning sirens are one part of a three-component emergency notification system. A simultaneous test of the emergency alert system is conducted with the siren system, in cooperation with Hawaii’s broadcast industry.

In the event of a real emergency, warning sirens and emergency alert broadcasts would be joined by alerts via the wireless emergency alert system, which delivers sound-and-text warnings to mobile telephones and compatible devices.

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