Communication tough after Katrina

Aug 31 2005 - 01:39 PM ET | In The News

Victims of hurricane Katrina have found communication tough--both wired and wireless phones are down for the most part, especially for long distance. Text messages have been the saving grace because they work with less signal than voice and the recipient doesn't have to be on the cell network at the time of sending. Some carriers have set up free calling stations so that people can contact loved ones.

The hurricane has caused severe damage to the levee system around New Orleans and has made the city uninhabitable for weeks. Communication is expected to be very difficult for the near future.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by this tragedy. We know that some of our readers have lost everything and that is almost incomprehensible.