City Department of Emergency Management officials said that today’s monthly siren test activated earlier than scheduled and that there is no emergency.
Some Oahu sirens mistakenly blared at 11:21 a.m. Testing is usually done on the first business day of the month at 11:45 a.m.
But city officials tweeted out at about 11:30 a.m. that testing was “activated earlier than scheduled. There is no emergency.”
State Emergency Management Agency followed up with a tweet, saying, “Inadvertent activation of Oahu sirens earlier. There is NO EMERGENCY at this time. Outdoor Warning Sirens Systems test will go off as scheduled at 11:45 this morning.”
Neighbor island sirens were not activated early, officials said.