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EAS on Maine Public Radio

I was listening to Maine Things Considered tonight on Maine Public Radio's 
Portland outlet.  In a 15 minute period, the show was interrupted for EAS 
reports.  One was for flooding on the Penobscot River and one for flooding on 
the Saco River in Conway, NH, both outside the station's coverage area.  Was 
it necessary for Maine Public Radio to carry these reports on their Portland 
station?  Why are they carrying NH warnings?  I realize that Maine Public 
Radio is the main carrier for these reports in Maine but can't they localize 
the reports on each of their stations?  I notice a similar practice last 
summer with programming on the Portland station being interrupted for 
Thunderstorm warnings in northern Maine.

-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine