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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
FEMA Makes Unfortunate Mistake With Phone Number
A tarp is pulled over a home in Big Pine Key in the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma came through.   (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

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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