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Civil Defense gets 9 reports of Oahu sirens not working properly

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:09 a.m. HST, Oct 02, 2013

The state Civil Defense said it received nine reports of sirens malfunctioning on Oahu during the regular monthly test Tuesday.

Technicians are working on three sirens which were out of service and due to be replaced, said Shelly Kunishige, state Civil Defense spokeswoman.

They include one at Moanalua Elementary School, which is being replaced at near the Board of Water Supply facility in Moanalua.

Another siren being replaced is located at "Electric Beach," near the Kahe Power Plant.

The installation process will take a couple of weeks.

Civil Defense also received reports from the public that six other sirens sounded, but were too soft.

The individuals who reported them were not in the siren range, Kunishige said.

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HOSSANA wrote:
Typical local deficiencies.......nothing surprises me anymore.......this civil defense alarm system is just a JOKE...when does it ever work.......
on October 2,2013 | 03:28AM
serious wrote:
Where's Paul Revere when you need him? Can't we have a private concern do this?
on October 2,2013 | 04:32AM
808Cindy wrote:
This is very bad ... We constantly hear of the sirens not working, this is the system that is suppose to save the public from lost of life??? What's wrong?? It only is used during testing, and it doesn't work!! or it goes off on its own !!
on October 2,2013 | 06:39AM
jess wrote:
I haven't heard the sirens in Mapunapuna for months. I call every time there is a test, I get the same schpeel every time I call. I second the call for a private company to maintain the sirens.
on October 2,2013 | 07:37AM
serious wrote:
I hate to be redundant on this, but remember the SA article about the trash in the Ala Wai canal and when it was researched, there were 14-15 departments in charge of the canal but NONE was responsible for the cleanness or cleaning it up??? We have so many damn departments of State, City and County they stumble over each other and no one is responsible!!!
on October 2,2013 | 11:04AM
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