Wrong number causes a bit of embarrassment

February 08, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials were blushing yesterday after learning they had published a wrong number in a news release about federal aid for flood victims that had callers reaching a recorded advertisement for a phone sex line.

The incorrect number was listed as a TTD number for the hearing-impaired and was printed in Wednesday's Carroll County Times.

"It was our mistake," said Mary Margaret Walker, a FEMA spokeswoman.

The correct number for hearing-impaired people who need information about disaster relief is 1-800-462-7585. Callers also may get information by calling FEMA at 1-800-462-9029.

A spokeswoman for the Carroll County Times said the paper had received only one complaint.

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