My Comcast DVR interrupted the program I was watching; wouldn't allow a channel change, and showed "EAS" on the DVR display.
I was in extreme Northeastern New Jersey, just across the river from NYC, and NJTV, the new New Jersey public television network, broke into programming twice between 10-pm and 10:30-pm for long EAS warnings about severe weather conditions in the Baltimore, Maryland area.
Apparently, the warnings were issued by the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ and NJTV picks up all of their warnings.
It was a bit annoying since the breaks in programming came during the wrap of a two episode detective mystery completely blowing out the explanation of the story that had taken four hours to get to. These warnings are certainly worth it when the threats are local, but to break into programming when the only threat is two or three states away is a bit much. Possibly, NJTV needs to set some priorities or modify their system so they are not warning people who are in no danger of severe weather, and setting up a "boy who cried wolf" situation. Those warnings should only be seen or heard when there is a real threat, so they always have credibility.