Did you hear it?
After yesterday’s siren malfunction in the Olowalu area, Maui County officials didn’t want to risk that happening again. So, today they intentionally fired up the siren at the Pa’ia Fire Station. We have to wonder if anyone got notice. The following release from Maui County Civil Defense came at 2:26 p.m., only four minutes in advance of the test. Here’s their report:
“Today at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Maui County warning siren at the Pa’ia Fire Station will be tested to ensure that the system is working properly following maintenance.
EFFECTS: A short audible sound may be heard within the vicinity of the siren. There is no emergency at this time. We apologize for this inconvenience.
As a reminder, the monthly Emergency Alert System and Siren Warning System test will take place as normally scheduled on the first working day of the month, Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11:45 a.m.
INFORMATION: Maui County residents may call Maui County Civil Defense at (808) 270-7285 if they have any questions or concerns regarding this test of the Outdoor Siren Warning System. Please contact Maui County Civil Defense to report routine siren operations issues.
Maui County Civil Defense encourages the public to make use of redundant methods of warning including, but not limited to, County e-mail or text notifications and NOAA Weather Radio.”
There. You have been post-warned.