TELEPHONE CO DAMAGE PAGE
Facing its most daunting restoration task in its history, Bellsouth is doing a tremendous job of dealing with the disaster and restoring service to as many as possible with the resources available and the extensive damage it faces.
See a Bellsouth perseverance: BELLSOUTH DOWNTOWN NEW ORLEANS
Note: WCAU NBC Video Clip need Windows Media Player
Estimates of the damage:
Initially over 1.75 million people without phone service
131 Central office effected and 19 of them either destoryed or heavily damaged, serving a total of 187,000 lines.
Cost to restore/replace: $400-500 million
As of September 10, please see following links:
Map of Central Office Damage: CO STATUS (Need Adobe PDF)
List of CO damage: CO LIST (Need MS Excel)
Note: files from Bellsouth
Contributed pictures of damaged central offices in Louisiana. Click on Picture for bigger file
Return to Telephone Central Offices