In my area the power and cable TV is above ground and the telephone is underground. All went out for both hurricanes last year.
The phone company stated the failures were due to "major cable failures".
We had to call separately for the home and business line repair service. That was a PIA. They responded OK for the business line but didn't correct a salt air corrosion problem on the line side of their box......I corrected that myself.
They never showed up for the residential calls for either storm.
Originally posted by icemeister I surprised that you have phone service. I lost mine for at least a week for both Frances and Jeanne last year and it hasn't been the same since. Do you have cellular service at all. I didn't get cell phone service at home for over a month.