Tsunami siren replaced


A tsunami warning siren in Hakalau, broken after being hit by a drunken driver in January 2011, has been replaced.

Hawaii County Civil Defense announced Friday the siren on Highway 19 near Chin Chuck Road is working after being tested Thursday.

The new siren is a more modern version, and includes a longer range, solar panels and batteries.

It was the only siren listed as out of commission during the county’s Dec. 3 test.

Eight other sirens failed to activate during the test, but they required more minor repairs and have since been fixed.

 

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