BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is announcing the latest mobile locations for its Blue Roof program sign up as of Oct. 6.
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 to apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assigned USACE managed Blue Roof program.
Location in St. Helena Parish:
- UPDATED: Fifth Ward Recreation District, 31676 Highway 16 Amite City, LA 70422 (Oct. 7-8)
Location in Livingston Parish:
- Carters Supermarket, 31459 LA-22, Springfield, LA 70462 (Oct. 9-10)
Locations in St. John the Baptist Parish:
- Juan Anthony Joseph Memorial Park, 3445 Hwy.18, Edgard 70049 (Oct. 8-10)
Locations in Lafourche Parish:
- Walmart Neighborhood Market, 224 W. Main St., Thibodaux, LA 70301 (Oct. 5-7)
- Walmart Supercenter #502, 16759 Highway 3235, Galliano, LA 70345 (Oct. 7-9)
Note: Locations are subject to change.
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 Oct. 15, 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. To cancel your ROE, residents can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, call 888-Roof Blu (888-766-3258) or visit Blueroof.us
Residents can call toll free 1-888-ROOF-BLU (1-888-766-3258) for more information regarding this program.