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Don't be alarmed if you hear the outdoor warning sirens: It's just a test

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WAIPAHU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Don't be alarmed if you hear the outdoor warning sirens Wednesday in leeward Oahu.

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency is conducting siren tests from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Village Park in Waipahu.

HI-EMA and the Honolulu Department of Emergency Management said area residents may hear short blasts from six to eight times in 30-second intervals.

Emergency management officials will be using the test to monitor the siren's functionality during the three hour time period.

State officials are working to complete a statewide siren modernization project. 

Questions about siren tests can be directed to the Honolulu Department of Emergency Management at 808-723-8960.

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