Sirens in tsunami-prone areas now ‘highest priority’

A warning siren along Kuakini Highway in Kona. (LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today)
A police officer walks down Puuhonua Road in Napoopoo after the 2011 tsunami devastated the area. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today file photo)

KAILUA-KONA — Prioritization of emergency warning siren maintenance, repair and installation across the state has changed.