Somebody I know off another Forum had to go From Valdosta GA to TX and had to take a 100 Mile detour to avoid that area and I-10. Reall mess/ Glad to hear they are getting back to normal.
I work for Cingular and the Field Guy for my area is a friend. He was in South FL from Frances last week and Had to turn around and end up In Birmingham this week. Just got back to Atlanta.
Real mess down there he was tilling me this morning. All the GA COW's (Cellsite On Wheels) were Sent to FL the week before. Some of the local towers down there Are coming back on line and the Cows are being sent over to AL and FL pan handle as they free up. Problem is so many towers were actually blown down in both areas that they are running wide open trying to get back online. Building the actual towr is a major undertaking and only a few companies that do it. They are hammered.
All the resources that Cingular has from Houston up to Nashville over to Myrtle Beech have been sent to those two areas. Now Ivan is back headed for TX now and Jeanne is headed for FL and going to run up the coast all the way up.
Cingular prides itself on its ability to recover from this sort of thing but they can't keep up with this many hit this close together.