U.S. Army Corps of Engineers initiates Blue Roof Program

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published Sept. 1, 2021
USACE

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Blue Roof Mission Assessor observes contractors as they install temporary roofing for the 5,000th homeowner to receive a ‘blue roof’ during Hurricane Laura recovery efforts. Using satellite and fixed-wing imagery allows USACE Assessors anywhere in the world to conduct assessments, but if for some reason imagery is unclear, an evaluator will conduct a physical review of the roof to ensure an accurate assessment is conducted. (Photo Credit: USACE photo by George Stringham)

VICKSBURG, Miss. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviving its free Operation Blue Roof program to get as many houses into livable condition as possible during Hurricane Ida recovery. Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for FEMA.

Operation Blue Roof aims to provide homeowners in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover their damaged roofs until permanent repairs are made.

The Parishes that have been identified are: Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Terrebonne. This program is a free service to homeowners.

Operation Blue Roof protects property, reduces temporary housing costs, and allows residents to remain in their homes while recovering from the storm. This program is for primary residences or a permanently occupied rental property with less than 50 percent structural damage. Vacation rental properties are not eligible for this program.

After the blue roof is installed, the structure is declared habitable. Not all roof types qualify for the program. Roofs that are flat or made of metal or clay, slate, or asbestos tile do not qualify. All storm debris must be removed for the roof to qualify.

Residents can sign up for the program at Blueroof.us  Here, you can sign up for Blue Roof assistance using a Right of Entry (ROE) form, which gathers information about your residence.

The ROE is a legal document that allows Corps workers to access your property and assess your home's damage. The ROE also allows contracted crews to work on your roof. Residents can call toll free 1-888-ROOF-BLU (1-888-766-3258) for more information regarding this program. Download flyer here


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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers initiates Blue Roof Program

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published Sept. 1, 2021
USACE

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Blue Roof Mission Assessor observes contractors as they install temporary roofing for the 5,000th homeowner to receive a ‘blue roof’ during Hurricane Laura recovery efforts. Using satellite and fixed-wing imagery allows USACE Assessors anywhere in the world to conduct assessments, but if for some reason imagery is unclear, an evaluator will conduct a physical review of the roof to ensure an accurate assessment is conducted. (Photo Credit: USACE photo by George Stringham)

VICKSBURG, Miss. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviving its free Operation Blue Roof program to get as many houses into livable condition as possible during Hurricane Ida recovery. Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for FEMA.

Operation Blue Roof aims to provide homeowners in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover their damaged roofs until permanent repairs are made.

The Parishes that have been identified are: Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Terrebonne. This program is a free service to homeowners.

Operation Blue Roof protects property, reduces temporary housing costs, and allows residents to remain in their homes while recovering from the storm. This program is for primary residences or a permanently occupied rental property with less than 50 percent structural damage. Vacation rental properties are not eligible for this program.

After the blue roof is installed, the structure is declared habitable. Not all roof types qualify for the program. Roofs that are flat or made of metal or clay, slate, or asbestos tile do not qualify. All storm debris must be removed for the roof to qualify.

Residents can sign up for the program at Blueroof.us  Here, you can sign up for Blue Roof assistance using a Right of Entry (ROE) form, which gathers information about your residence.

The ROE is a legal document that allows Corps workers to access your property and assess your home's damage. The ROE also allows contracted crews to work on your roof. Residents can call toll free 1-888-ROOF-BLU (1-888-766-3258) for more information regarding this program. Download flyer here