USACE Assessing Hurricane Ida Damages

Mississippi Valley Division
Published Aug. 31, 2021
Significant damage and flooding from Hurricane Ida to LaPlace, Louisiana

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District Commander Col. Stephen Murphy flew over many of the locations in Louisiana reporting significant damage and flooding from Hurricane Ida to assess the extent of the damages to inform decision makers about possible mission assignments, such as the Temporary Roofing program. This is a photo of LaPlace taken 30 August 2021.

VICKSBURG, Miss. — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) subject matter experts (SME) are assessing damaged roofs in areas that were in the path of Hurricane Ida. These assessments are on behalf of the State of Louisiana and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Louisiana to inform decision makers prior to approving an Operation Blue Roof Temporary Roof mission. 

There has not yet been a decision about assigning a Temporary Roofing mission. If USACE is assigned a Temporary Roofing mission, information will be released at that time to local media outlets, social media and USACE websites. The program provides 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 provided by the Federal Government.

Lisa Parker

Release no. 21-072