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UPDATE: Operation Blue Roof has installed more than 3600 temp roofs

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Posted at 2:04 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 16:31:51-04

Operation Blue Roof is helping those affected by Hurricane Laura stay in their homes.

The program, managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for FEMA, will provide a free temporary sheeting covering on roofs damaged by Hurricane Laura.

Since the program launched, more than 3,600 blue roofs have been installed. More than 300 personnel have been deployed to install the roofs, and officials estimate they're about 42 percent done with the requests they have.

Tomorrow September 24, 2020 the sign-up station for Operation #BlueRoof co-located with FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency's mobile registration center on LSU’s Ag Ext campus at 10098 Gulf Highway in Cameron Parish will reopen. The Lake Charles sign-up station in Veterans Memorial Park near the civic center will also reopen from 9 am - 5 pm. Homeowners with roof damage from Hurricane #Laura can apply for Operation Blue Roof for FREE. Eligible parishes are: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, and Vernon. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2020.

For more information visit: mvn.usace.army.mil/Missions/Emergency-Operations/Blue-Roof-Information

Here's a video explaining the program, created by Michael Glasch. Featured here is Ben Bremer, of the Little Rock District office of the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Operation Blue Roof

Here are the latest stats on the program:

If you want to sign up, you can find more information here.