Emergency Alert System test today

The State Civil Defense will conduct the monthly test of the warning sirens and the Emergency Alert System today at 11:45 a.m.

There will be a steady 45-second tone on all sirens.

The steady siren tone is used to alert the public about any emergency which poses or may pose a threat to life and property.

When the attention/alert siren signal is sounded in your area, turn on any radio or television for emergency information and instructions broadcast by civil defense agencies. Participating stations will carry a detailed explanation of what the sirens mean, as well as other related information, during the monthly test.

Tests of civil defense sirens and the Emergency Alert System are conducted simultaneously, normally on the first working day of the month, in cooperation with Hawai‘i’s broadcast industry. Civil defense disaster preparedness information is located in the first section of the Hawaiian Telcom white and yellow pages directories and the Paradise Yellow Pages phone directories.

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