Especially when the helicopters land. Then it is almost impossible to hear people on the end of a phone. So it's difficult getting in touch with the BBC news programmes to ask them what they want.
Sometimes they shut down all communications. No e-mail, no phone calls, no contact with the outside world.
When you're used to speaking all the time to the newsdesk to find out what they want you to cover, it can be frustrating.
It also means it's quite difficult to be a journalist.
Sometimes I find myself spending more time setting up the broadcasts, than I seem to do thinking about what I'm going to say. Not ideal...