Hawaii revives Cold War-era nuclear alarms

Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reliving history — and not in a fun way — Hawaii on Friday ran a test of a nuclear attack warning siren, sounding the Cold War-era alarm for the first time since the 1980s. The siren will now sound for one minute on the first business day of every month as part of a campaign to educate residents about what to do in the event of a real nuclear strike.

"We believe that it is imperative that we be prepared for every disaster," said Gov. David Ige (D), "and in today's world, that includes a nuclear attack." Listen to the test below. Bonnie Kristian

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