The Civil Defense monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at 11:45 a.m.
The warning sirens are used to alert the public to emergencies. During this test, all warning sirens will sound a one-minute Attention Alert Signal (Steady Tone).
The Attention Alert Signal informs residents to turn on a radio or television for information and instruction for an impending emergency, or if in a coastal inundation area, evacuate to higher grounds.
To report siren operations issues, contact the appropriate county civil defense/emergency management agency:
Location of Civil Defense Sirens – Interactive Map
Oahu residents may sign up for the Adopt a Siren Program at sirens.honolulu.gov
When the siren signal is sounded in your area, tune to any local radio or television station 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 Hawaii’s broadcasting industry. Civil defense disaster preparedness information is located in the front section of telephone directories in all counties.
Big Island radio stations that carry EAS messages and Civil Defense messages
KPUA (Hilo) 620 AM
KKON (Kona) 790 AM
KHLO (Hilo) 850 AM
KHBC (Hilo) 1060 AM 92.7 FM
KMWB (Kona) 93.1 FM
KLUA (Kona) 93.9 FM
KWXX (Hilo) 94.7 FM
KPVS (Hilo) 95.9 FM
KNWB (Hilo) 97.1 FM
KKBG (Hilo) 97.9 FM
KAGB (Kona) 99.1 FM
KAPA (Hilo) 100.3 FM
KAOY (Kona) 101.5 FM
KBGX (Hilo and Kona) 105.3 FM
KLEO (Kona) 106.1 FM
KWYI (Waimea) 106.9 FM
KKOA (Hilo and Kona) 107.7 FM
FEMA launched America’s PrepareAthon! to increase disaster awareness and preparedness in the nation’s communities by providing preparedness guides and resources to help individuals and organizations practice what to do during a disaster. For more details on this national campaign, visit: ready.gov/prepare
For Hawaii information go to: ready.hawaii.gov