After Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida on Aug. 24, 1992, the phone booth was shattered but the pay phone continued to work. Javier Erazo uses the battered phone to call relatives in Honduras and Guatemala. So many people jammed phone lines in the aftermath of Andrew that Southern Bell officials begged people to limit their calls.
After Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida on Aug. 24, 1992, the phone booth was shattered but the pay phone continued to work. Javier Erazo uses the battered phone to call relatives in Honduras and Guatemala. So many people jammed phone lines in the aftermath of Andrew that Southern Bell officials begged people to limit their calls. Al Diaz adiaz@MiamiHerald.com
After Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida on Aug. 24, 1992, the phone booth was shattered but the pay phone continued to work. Javier Erazo uses the battered phone to call relatives in Honduras and Guatemala. So many people jammed phone lines in the aftermath of Andrew that Southern Bell officials begged people to limit their calls. Al Diaz adiaz@MiamiHerald.com
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