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How to get blue tarps

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Posted at 2:15 PM, Oct 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 12:38:30-04

Army Corps of Engineers
Homeowners must sign a Right-of-Entry request allowing access to their property to perform an assessment, and if warranted, install a temporary roof. Residents can register by calling 1-888-ROOF-BLU (1-888-766-3258) or signing up at https://blue-roof-online-signup-usace.hub.arcgis.com/. Only certain parishes are eligible at this time.

If you had a Hurricane Laura temporary blue roof installed by the USACE in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis and Vernon parishes, and it was re-damaged by Hurricane Delta, the USACE will assess your needs and, if appropriate, replace it.

Furthermore, all homeowners within those six parishes are eligible to sign-up for a new temporary roof. This is a free service to homeowners.

Call 888-766-3258 to report damage or to sign-up for a new temporary roof.

Residents can also sign up for the program with a computer or smart phone at: www.usace.army.mil/BlueRoof [u7061146.ct.sendgrid.net].

The deadline for taking part in the blue roof program is Oct. 24.

Catholic Charities
If you or someone you know needs help removing a tree from the house or tarping their roof in Acadiana, you can sign up online to get added to Catholic Charities of Acadiana list: https://www.tfaforms.com/4858283
If you are able to volunteer, please sign up here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4633555

Vermilion Parish residents:
Tarps are available for residents of Vermilion Parish.
One or two tarps depending on what is needed to cover the hole are available.
Call the Police Jury Office or the Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness at (337) 898-4300 or (337) 898-4308. Give your name, address and telephone number. Someone will go out and assess the residence.
You will have to either put up the tarp or hire someone to do it for you.
The tarps will be available until Tuesday or possibly Wednesday depending when they are delivered to the Police Jury Office.

Acadia Parish residents:
Any residents in need of tarps for their home can contact their local fire departments.

Cameron Parish residents:
Tarps will be distributed at the following locations; current operational hours are from 8am-4pm.

  • Johnson Bayou Fire Center - 6246 Gulf Beach Hwy
  • Grand Lake High School - 1039 Gulf Hwy 384
  • Hackett's Corner - Intersection 384/Hwy 27

Registration Open for those who received tarps following Hurricane Laura

Many people who had blue tarps but up following Laura lost their tarps due to hurricane Delta. The state has reopened registration for those with blue roofs that need them reinstalled. That will be for the following parishes where blue roof work was already in place due to Laura.

At a press briefing on Sunday, Gov Edwards said the Army Corps of Engineers would be reopening registration in the following parishes again: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis and Vernon Parishes.

Whether it was a blue roof put up by the corps, yourself, or had someone do it for you and you need a blue tarp, you can register at HERE or call 888-ROOF-BLU (888-766-3258)

Mermentau

Bring proof of residence when you come for a tarp - a drivers license, water bill etc. One tarp per household. If you need a tarp go to city hall.

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