VICKSBURG, Miss. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is announcing the latest mobile locations for its Blue Roof program sign up starting Sept 12.
The three Mobile Communication Vehicles (MCVs) will be in place from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily to assist residents with Hurricane Ida structural roof damage apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assigned USACE managed Blue Roof program.
Location 1 in Plaquemines Parish:
YMCA 218 School Road, Port Sulfur, LA 70083 (Sept. 12-13)
(NEW) Location 2 in Lafourche Parish:
Dollar General, 400 S. Alex Plaisance, Golden Meadow, LA (Sept. 12-14)
Volunteer Fire Department at Bayou Boeuf, 3447 Hwy 307 Thibodaux, LA 70301 (Sept 15-17)
Location 3 in Terrebonne Parish:
Grand Caillou Middle School 2161 Grand Caillou Rd, Houma, LA 70363 (Sept 12-13)
“These mobile sign up vehicles are a great way to assist homeowners in remote areas who have roofs with Hurricane Ida storm damage,” said Col. Zachary Miller, commander of the USACE Hurricane Ida Recovery mission. “However, only the homeowner can apply for the program. If you are a tenant and need this assistance, please reach out to the landlord to start the blue roof application process.”
Operation Blue Roof aims to provide homeowners in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover their damaged roofs until permanent repairs are made. This program 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. The deadline to apply for this service is Sept. 30, 2021.
This program is for primary residences or a permanently occupied rental property with less than 50 percent structural damage. Vacation rental properties are not eligible for this program. After the blue roof is installed, the structure is declared habitable. Flat roofs or roofs made of clay, slate or asbestos tile do not qualify. All storm debris must be removed for the roof to qualify.
Homeowners can visit Blueroof.us to apply. Here, homeowners can 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 your home's damage. The ROE also allows contracted crews to work on your roof.
Residents can call toll free 1-888-ROOF-BLU (1-888-766-3258) for more information regarding this program.