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FEMA office tweeted a helpline number that led to a phone sex service

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What happened?

Another government fail. The Federal Emergency Management Agency tweeted a number purporting to help people whose homes have been damaged by Hurricane Irma, but a crucial mixup in the first three digits sent people to a phone sex hotline instead.

You had one job …

The agency’s Region 4 office tweeted a helpline number that welcomed people to “America’s hottest talk line.” Apparently, 1-888-ROOF-BLU was the correct number, but the FEMA office tweeted it with “1-800” instead. People in southern Florida called the number seeking help for the damaged roofs before the FEMA Twitter account issued the correction, the Miami Herald reported.

After Consumerist contacted the FEMA office, the offending tweet was removed.

Doc Thompson, Kal Elsebai and Keith Malinak pointed out the most shocking things about this story on Monday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” – and “FEMA messed up again” was not one of them.

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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