After spending six weeks in storm-torn New Orleans, Angelo Batista was home for Christmas. Batista, a resident of Orange, traveled with 150 other SBC/ATT employees to New Orleans to help repair the infrastructure of that city. Although he feels his time in New Orleans was well-spent and necessary, Batista was eager to return home to Orange.
In November, this group volunteered to drive their trucks and equipment to Louisiana to help re-wire the crippled city. Upon arriving, these men were overwhelmed by the devastation. "It looks like a nuclear explosion," described Batista.