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How to sign up for Operation Blue Roof

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Posted at 7:10 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 20:10:22-04

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have released details on how to sing up for Operation Blue Roof for homeowners with roof damage from Hurricane Laura.

According to a release from FEMA, Operation Blue Roof is a no-cost program that gives homeowners safe, temporary roof protection until a permanent repair is done.

The purpose of the Operation Blue Roof is to provide homeowners and permanently occupied rental properties in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover their damaged roofs until arrangements can be made for permanent repairs.

This is a free service to homeowners.

Operation Blue Roof protects homeowners' property, reduces temporary housing costs and allows residents to remain in their homes while recovering from the storm.

Residents must first sign the Right of Entry (ROE), which is a legal document that allows Corps workers to access homeowners' property and assess damage to your roof. The ROE also allows contracted crews to work on their roof.

A homeowner's roof must have standard shingles, the home must be their primary residence and the roof damage needs to have less than 50% structural damage.

The following parishes are now eligible, but this may be subject to change:

  • Allen
  • Beauregard
  • Calcasieu
  • Cameron
  • Jefferson Davis
  • Vernon

Those interested in applying can visit www.usace.army.mil/BlueRoof or call 1-888-766-3528 for more information.

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