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Operation Blue Roof and Right of Entry Information

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 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. Operation Blue Roof protects property, reduces temporary housing costs, and allows residents to remain in their homes while recovering from the storm.

The Right of Entry (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.

No Cost: There are no costs associated with the Blue Roof program. Please contact us if someone is attempting to charge for Operation Blue Roof services.

Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This is a free service to homeowners. (La versión en español está en la siguiente diapositiva)
El Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de los EE. UU. cuenta con el programa Techo Azul que entrega un techo temporal mientras usted trabaja para obtener reparaciones permanentes para su techo. Esto es gratis para propietarios.

Additional Information

The following Parishes are eligible for a temporary roofing mission:

  • Allen
  • Beauregard
  • Calcasieu
  • Cameron
  • Jefferson Davis
  • Vernon

Sign up in person at:

Lake Charles, La.

Civic Center

Veterans Memorial Blvd/N Lake Charles, LA

9 am - 5 pm

Allen Parish

Civic Center

609 Tiger Lane

9 am - 5 pm

(Closes September 22, 2020)

 

Cameron Parish

Louisiana State University's Agricultural Extension

10098 Gulf Highway, Cameron Parish, LA

9 am- 5 pm

(Opens September 22, 2020)

Contracting Information:

Contractors are a critical force-multiplier during any disaster response. In the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), we rely heavily on these partners in industry to help us meet mission requirements quickly, efficiently and effectively.  

To facilitate rapid engagement with the industrial base, USACE maintains an inventory of already awarded contract tools, pre-positioned to support major emergency response missions

 

 

 

 

 

Deadline Extended

The deadline to submit a Right Of Entry application has been extended until Sept. 30. Apply today!

Tips for Blue Roof

Residents sign up for the program at “Right of Entry” centers throughout the affected area. “Right of Entry” centers are named for the form that residents fill out granting permission for the Corps of Engineers and its agents to go onto individual properties to install the temporary roof. Residents can call toll free 1-888-ROOF-BLU(1-888-766-3258).

  • Remove debris from your roof.
  • Secure your pets. Homeowners with pets who have submitted Right of Entry forms should ensure pets are placed inside or properly restrained away from the structure in order for workers to safely access the roof. A loose animal on the property may cause a delay in the installation of temporary roofing.
  • Beware of solicitations.  Blue Roof representatives never solicit participation, nor will they ask for Social Security or bank account numbers.
  • Look for identification. Corps employees who do assessments for Operation Blue Roof carry U.S. Government ID cards. If you don’t see it, ask for it. Contractors will have a copy of signed Right of Entry form.
  • If you get a call. Representatives from Operation Blue Roof may call to clarify information or location, but they will not ask for sensitive information.
  • Don’t pay. Operation Blue Roof is free to residents.
  • If in doubt.  Report people claiming to be government workers to local law-enforcement agencies or to the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at 1-866-720-5721.