Tampa Residents Who Needed Roof Repair Got This Instead

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FEMA tweeted a 1-800 number for hurricane victims to get a  help with a blue tarp to help with roof repair in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Only it was a sex line instead of a roof repair line.

Blue Lives Matter reported,

FEMA initially tweeted a number for its Operation Blue Roof, which gets people sturdy blue tarps to place on their damage roofs to prevent leakage. The number they tweeted out was 1-800-ROOF-BLU.

Except the actual FEMA number is supposed to be a 1-888 number, not a 1-800 number.

People who called the number tweeted by FEMA were greeted by a phone sex recording, “Welcome to America’s hottest talk line. Guys, hot ladies are waiting to talk to you. Press ‘1’ to connect, free, now.”

Well as long as it’s free.

When the mistake was found, FEMA quickly deleted the tweet and put up the correct number, a 1-888 line. Too bad the Tampa Office of Emergency Management hasn’t figured it out. They still have the sex line number posted as of this writing. The photo is a screenshot taken on 9-25-2017.

tampaDo you think that a sex workers might be confused if someone kept insisting on needing a “tarp?”

The comments on several sites have been entertaining:

On the Tampa Emergency Management tweet,


On the Blue Lives Matter Facebook page there are these gems:

Richard: “And some people actually want the government in charge of health insurance and medical care. SMH. They can’t even correctly share a phone number.”

Naran: “Our tax dollars, hard at work. So laudable. <sarcasm>”

Another Richard: “can’t believe I’ll be charged for just 2 hrs of conversation…”

Mel: “But…she seemed so excited to help me with my h***”

Others with everything from “too funny” to “priceless” were listed.

As for the Tampa Office of Emergency Management’s Twitter account, it’s probably far enough down the news feed that few people will notice it. But taking it down would be helpful. It does make us wonder just exactly what they are managing.

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