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New attack warning siren tones to be tested starting in Dec.

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HONOLULU -

New attack warning siren tones are set to be tested monthly to alert residents of a nuclear missile attack, according to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.

Starting Friday, Dec. 1 at 11:45 a.m., you'll hear this sound throughout the state.  It will be the old siren for 50 seconds with a 10 second pause followed by the new tone for 50 seconds.

Testing will take places on the first of every month.  The first one is confirmed for this Friday despite Tuesday's missile launch out of North Korea.

The state hasn't tested the nuclear alert since the Cold War ended.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa released the following statement:

"For Hawaii, while the trajectory of missile flights from North Korea do not put Hawaii at the top of North Korea's likely U.S. targets, I am pleased to see the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency take prudent steps to warn and protect Hawaii residents and visitors in the event of an unlikely attack.  In addition to our state preparations, the U.S. must move quickly to implement the defense priorities set forth in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), including the siting of a discriminating radar in Hawaii and the addition of defensive missiles in Alaska."

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