Authorities last week announced that the island state will resume monthly testing of Cold War-era nuclear attack warning sirens. Governor David Ige, civil defence and emergency management officers in Honolulu, said he believed Hawaii was the first in the nation to reintroduce statewide nuclear siren drills, Reuters reported. The announcement follows the launch of Pyongyang’s 20th ballistic missile launch which the secretive state claimed was capable of hitting the United States. A Hawaii Civil Defense Warning Device will produce a different tone than the long, steady siren sound that people in Hawaii have grown accustomed to. Picture: Caleb Jones/APSource:AP The Pentagon said the latest North Korean missile didn’t pose a threat to the US. However, authorities decided to reactivate the state’s nuclear attack sirens after experts deemed some of Kim Jong-un’s missiles were capable of reaching Hawaii. During last week’s alarm test, sirens were sounded in separate 50-second intervals from more than 400 locations across the central Pacific Islands. The warning sirens will be repeated on the first business day of each month and will produce a different tone than the long, steady siren sound that people in Hawaii are used to. It will include a wailing in the middle of the alert to distinguish it from the other alert, which is generally used for tsunamis. People walk on a pier in the Waikiki area of Honolulu last Friday as a siren blared in an effort to prepare tourists and residents for a possible nuclear attack from North Korea. Picture: Caleb JonesSource:AP The exercise is being launched in conjunction with public service announcements urging residents of the islands to “get inside, stay inside and stay tuned” when they hear the warning. However, authorities reported the warning system is being checked after the practice siren was barely heard above the crashing waves and wind on the famous Waikiki beach. Officials confirmed they are now checking if the system has malfunctioned or just needs to be turned up. “I was out in the ocean playing around, and I heard this siren,” Canadian tourist Tom Passmore said, adding that he didn’t think much of it. “I think it’s a