Nearly 1 in 10 Big Island emergency warning sirens inoperable
A police officer walks down Puuhonua Road in Napoopoo Village after the 2011 tsunami devastated the area. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today file photo)
The siren in Napoopoo has not worked for months. (Karen Anderson/Special to West Hawaii Today)
The siren in Napoopoo Village has not worked for months. (Karen Anderson/Special to West Hawaii Today)
KAILUA-KONA When a tsunami is heading toward Hawaii Island shores, sirens blare a warning sound alerting residents and visitors to get to higher ground. But what if the siren never sounds?
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