The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has initiated its Blue Roof Program for those affected by Hurricane Laura.
Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The purpose of Operation Blue Roof is to provide homeowners 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 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 properties with less than 50 percent structural damage. Vacation rental properties are not eligible for the program. Once the blue roof is installed, the structure must be 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.
This form allows you to 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 damage to your home. The ROE also allows contracted crews to work on your roof. Operation Blue Roof is for primary residences or permanently occupied rental properties with less than 50 percent structural damage.
The program assists local and state requests for support in coordination with FEMA, providing temporary Blue Plastic Roofs to residences to prevent additional damage after a windstorm. The capabilities extend from Technical Expertise and Assistance through complete management of a Temporary Roofing Mission including the scoping, procurement and installation of temporary roofing repairs. Assets utilized to fulfill temporary roofing requirements include Corps contracted forces and Temporary Roofing Planning & Response Teams from across USACE.