It is amazing how much more impact something like this has on a person when they see the reconstruction begin. Think of the reels of cable, the strings of KV insulator sections, the amassing of something as simple sounding as the angle iron sections (right size, right thickness, right chemical make up, etc.) the transportation, the logistics....
My dad was a telephone company man. As a child I can remember the flurry of activity that one of our Santa Anna wind storms would cause. They were like a flea bite on an elephant compared to this tragedy.
First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.