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Maui Civil Defense Siren Malfunction

September 13, 2013, 5:32 AM HST
* Updated September 13, 12:29 PM
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Maui siren. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui siren. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

***An update in which officials identify the cause of the malfunction is now posted at the following DIRECT LINK.

Officials with the Maui Civil Defense Agency on Maui reported a siren malfunction early this morning in various parts of the island.

The incident was reported between 2:15 and 3:15 a.m., and resulted in the sounding of audible tones across various sirens.

Civil Defense officials say there was no emergency and crews are looking into the cause of the system malfunction.

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When activated, the steady tone is used to alert the public to any emergency that may pose a threat to life and property.

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The Civil Defense Agency conducts a monthly siren test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system normally on the first working day of the month, in cooperation with Hawaiʻi’s broadcasting industry.

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