Disasters come in many forms, including those man-made and natural. Here are a few photos of other disasters the phone companies have dealt with over the years.

Boulder, Colorado, after winds up to 136 MPH swept through the city. February 10, 1982. (Boulder Daily Camera - photographer Jerry Cleveland)
Bomb damage to Ajo, Arizona central office, 1961 (THG file photo)

Emergency service provided by Northwestern Bell Telephone Company to victims of the 1965 tornado in Minnesota. (THG file photo - photographer Peter Marcus)
Restoring service after the tornado. Spring Lake Park, Minnesota, April 1965. (THG file photo)
Gary Bohne, U S WEST Network Technician, digs to repair cable after firestorms in Spokane, Washington, c. 1986. (THG file photo - photographer Blair Kooistra)

G.D. Britsch, combination man, with a 25 foot pole in Lakota, North Dakota. (Northwestern Bell Magazine, March 1949 - photographer E.G. Mitchell, NWB manager, Lakota)

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