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FEMA Makes Unfortunate Mistake With Phone Number

Tweets out to be phone sex line instead of roof relief
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2017 8:29 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Army Corps of Engineers has a helpful program in place called Operation Blue Roof in which Florida residents hit by Hurricane Irma can get sturdy tarps to protect their belongings until their roofs get fixed. Those interested can go to the website or call 1-888-ROOF-BLU. They should not, however, call the 1-800 version of that number inadvertently tweeted by FEMA—unless they'd prefer to talk to "hot ladies" on "America's hottest talk line" who presumably know little about roof tarps, reports Consumerist. The tweet is now down and a corrected version is up. (Read more FEMA stories.)

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