Florida Division of Emergency Management Reminds Residents November 1 is Last Day to Apply for Operation Blue Roof
Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management reminds residents impacted by Hurricane Ian that today, November 1, is the last day to apply for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Operation Blue Roof program.
Operation Blue Roof is available to impacted residents in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Lee and Sarasota counties. This program is a free service for homeowners, providing a temporary solution that protects property and allows survivors to remain in their homes as they continue to recover.
Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the USACE for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The goal of the Blue Roof program is to provide homeowners in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced, industrial-strength sheeting to protect storm-damaged roofs until homeowners can make permanent repairs.
The roof must be standard roof shingles or a similar material that will allow contractors to nail the tarp in place. Contractors will consider repairs to metal roofs and mobile homes on a case-by-case basis and will install the cover if possible. Contractors cannot cover roofs made of materials such as slate, asbestos or clay tile, or other material which would be exceptionally difficult to repair or would likely be damaged during tarp installation.
Homeowners impacted by Hurricane Ian can sign up for this no-cost service at Blueroof.us or by calling toll-free at 1-888-ROOF-BLU (1-888-766-3258). Please contact the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at 1-866-720-5721 if someone is attempting to charge for Operation Blue Roof services.