Media release: Hawaii County Civil Defense
Incident: Warning Siren Scheduled Test for Thursday February 20, 2014
Civil Defense will be conducting a test of the warning siren located at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area on Thursday, February 20, 2014. The testing will be conducted between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m.
This test will be limited to the Hapuna siren only, which can be heard as far south as Waialea Bay, as far north as the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, and as far inland as the Hapuna Golf Course.
The purpose of this test is to evaluate and measure the siren sound level for this particular unit. Residents, visitors, and beachgoers in the area will hear the siren activation as part of this test and we apologize for any inconvenience or disruption this may cause. This test, conducted by Hawai’i County Civil Defense along with Hawai’i State Civil Defense, is essential to determining the operational status of the siren system.
The public is reminded that the monthly siren test will be conducted as planned on the first working day of each month. The March test will be conducted on Monday, March 3 at 11:45 a.m.
Again, we apologize for any disruption or inconvenience this may cause and extend our appreciation for your understanding. Anyone having questions regarding this test may contact the Hawai’i County Civil Defense Agency at 935-0031.