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Bell South priority, fix cell towers

September 3, 2005

Albany- Katrina's fury knocked out many of the communication lines in the Gulf coast region, but the Communication Workers of America are working hard to fix that. Hurricane Katrina destroyed many of the cell phone towers in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

Bell South and the CWA have assembled a strike team, who's first priority is to restore cell service to those areas.

"Our first priority is well, we're trying to get all the cell sites up, that's over in that area that's affected to give them some way of communication. The land line sites will come up as we can get to them," said Roger Todd, CWA local 3201 President.

Georgia has sent 26 Bell South workers into the damaged areas to help set up tent cities workers can be brought in to repair the damaged towers. More than 3,100 CWA members remain unaccounted for because of the storm.

The CWA has pledged four million dollars to the relief effort.

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