On Feb. 13, my home, like many others, was forced into darkness for a few hours.

Why?

I do not know, but it forces me to wonder about the practicality of the emergency broadcast system.

Periodically, there are warning tests on TV that state if there were a real emergency, those watching would receive instructions to follow. How could anyone receive that advisory without electricity?

During the latest power loss, I spent the dark period trying to find out what the problem was by listening to a portable FM radio. All I could receive was a New York City station and rock-and-roll music. That is a tragedy.

There should be a specified radio station that would be available in such cases.

Arnold Woolf, Lewiston


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