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Hurricanes Laura/Delta Information to apply to the Blue Roof Program

Hurricanes Laura/Delta Update

Many residents in southwest Louisiana were impacted again from Hurricane Delta. The State of Louisiana and FEMA recognize that some of the hardest hit areas are again the parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis and Vernon. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will reinitiate ROE signup for Cameron, Calcasieu, Vernon, Jefferson Davis, Beauregard, and Allen Parishes for a period of 14 days starting 11 OCT.  New ROEs will be acquired for homes with previously installed temporary roofs (i.e., USACE or third-party installed) who sustained damages to temporary measures associated with winds from Hurricane Delta.  In addition, homeowners may apply, even if there was not a temporary measure installed following Hurricane Laura.  All homeowners within the six eligible parishes are eligible to sign-up for a new ROE. 

Residents can also sign up for the program by using a smart phone at: https://blue-roof-online-signup-usace.hub.arcgis.com/. Here, you 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) to sign up for a repair or a new roof.

The deadline for the blue roof program is Oct. 24, 2020.

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.

Contracting Information

Per direction from the state, the following Parishes are eligible for a temporary roofing mission:

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

Contracting Companies

 

Contractor: Blue Tarpon Construction LLC

Subcontractors:

POC for Subcontractor: Sean Harmon

E-mail: sharmon@esasouth.com

 

Contractor: Hughes Construction Services, LLC

Subcontractors:

POC for Subcontractor: Beth

E-mail:  beth@hcs.build 

 

 

https://www.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Contracting  

About Operation Blue Roof

Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for FEMA. 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.

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. Not all roof types qualify for the program. Roofs that are flat or made of metal or clay, slate, or asbestos tile do not qualify. All storm debris must be removed for the roof to qualify.


Current Contractors for the Blue Roof Program


Contractor: Blue Tarpon Construction LLC
Subcontractors:
POC for Subcontractor: Sean Harmon
E-mail: sharmon@esasouth.com

Contractor: Hughes Construction Services, LLC
Subcontractors:
POC for Subcontractor: Beth
E-mail:  beth@hcs.build

 

Tips for Blue Roof


  • 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.