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Our Hawaiian Vacation: Discs on a Pole

While on our Hawaiian vacation in May, we saw a number of poles on top of which sat several discs. I asked what is that. Dorothy said it was an electronic warning siren. Here’s one such pole that we saw in Kona.

electronic warning siren

This electronic warning siren is used to alert the public about natural disasters, such as a tsunami. Thankfully, the siren did not go off while we were in Hawaii.

3 Responses to “Our Hawaiian Vacation: Discs on a Pole”

  1. Betsy from Tennessee

    Well—that sound would definitely scare me to death…. Where do you go –on an island????? Yipes!!!!Do your brother/sis-in-law ever get concerned about a tsunami or a hurricane??? I would…. We have a huge tornado or severe weather siren here –and it makes a huge sound also…. We've only heart it once for real–but they test it every Wed. at noon.Hugs,Betsy

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  2. Corker2

    Even though I've never seen one of those while stationed over there, I would say that they are a very good thing to have.I've seen on some documentary's that one of these day's a tsunami will hit one of the islands like it did back years ago. I must say that they do look like just a pile of disks on top of one another.Les

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