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USACE reminds Hurricane Ida survivors that the deadline to apply for Operation Blue Roof is Oct. 15

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BATON ROUGE, La. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces its final mobile locations for the Blue Roof program sign up ahead of the Oct. 15, deadline.

USACE employees will be at three Mobile Communication Vehicles from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., to assist residents with Hurricane Ida structural roof damage apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency assigned USACE managed Blue Roof program.

Location in New Orleans:

  • Walmart Super-Center, 1901 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

 
Location in St. Charles Parish:

  • Edward Dufresne Community Center, 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling, LA  70070

 
Location in Jefferson Parish:

       -     The Hispanic Apostolate, 2525 Maine Avenue, Metairie, LA 70003

 

Note: Locations are subject to change.

USACE aims to provide homeowners in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover their damaged roofs until permanent repairs are made through the Operation Blue Roof program. This program is a free service to homeowners and protects property, reduces temporary housing costs, and allows residents to remain in their homes while recovering from a storm. The deadline to apply for this service is 11:59 p.m., Oct. 15.

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. 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 form, which gathers information about your residence. The ROE form is a legal document that allows USACE 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 must send an email to roe-cancel@usace.army.mil, 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.

Blue Roof Install DVIDS Photos:

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6885482/hurricane-ida-response-blue-roof-installs-st-john-baptist-parish

Blue Roof Install DVIDS Drone Video:

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/817060/drone-usace-installs-20000th-blue-roof-houma-la

DVIDS How to Sign up for Blue Roof Online Tutorial:

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/817371/blue-roof-sign-up-instructions