Portland station stays on the air despite flooded studio

By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links

WGME, Sinclair’s CBS affiliate in Portland, Maine, stayed on the air even as its studio flooded Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.

  • After a heavy rainstorm, a storm drain near the station backed up.
  • This caused water to seep into the studio through external doors.
  • The station managed to stay on air, but was forced to anchor its newscast from the newsroom.
  • Photos on the station’s website show a person still working in the studio’s weather center, which is raised off the floor where most of the water gathered.