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Apply for Operation Blue Roof at New Locations Across Florida

Release date: 
September 21, 2017
Release Number: 
DR-4337-FL NR 018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Eligible homeowners in Broward, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota counties who sustained roof damage from Hurricane Irma now have additional locations where they can apply for Operation Blue Roof and complete the Right of Entry (ROE) form that allows government employees and contractors onto their property to assess damage and install a temporary covering.

Operation Blue Roof, which assists eligible homeowners with temporary roof repairs, is a program the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) tasks the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District, to implement. This program is currently available at no cost only to eligible primary homeowners in 17 Florida counties. This program may be expanded to other counties later.

All centers are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, unless otherwise stated below.

Collier County

Growth Management Center
310 Alachua St.
Immokalee, FL 34142

 

Development Services Building
2800 North Horseshoe Drive
Naples, FL 34104

 

DeSoto County

County Library
125 N Hillsboro Ave
Arcadia, FL 34266

 

Glades County                     

County Training Center
1030 Industrial Highway
Moore Haven, FL 33471         

 

Hardee County

County Library
315 N 6th Ave.
Wauchula, FL 33873

 

Hendry County        

Walmart Parking Lot
1951 Hickpochee Ave
LaBelle, FL 33935

 

Highlands County

County Civic Center
4509 George Blvd.
Sebring, FL 33875

 

Hillsborough County

Seffner-Mano Branch Library
410 N. Kingsway Road
Seffner, FL 33584

 

Lee County

Lowe's Home Improvement
8040 Dani Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33966

 

Miami-Dade County (opening today, Sept. 21)

Clark Government Center
111 Northwest 1st St.
Miami, FL 33128

 

Miami-Dade County

Lowe's Home Improvement
1850 NE 8th St.
Homestead, FL 33033

 

Monroe County (opening today, Sept. 21)

30320 Overseas Highway
Big Pine Key, FL 33050

 

Monroe County (closing today, Sept. 21)

DTOS/Home Depot
4555 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL 33050

 

Palm Beach (open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday)

Belle Glades Library
725 NW 4th St.
Belle Glades, FL 33430

 

Pinellas County

The Outreach Center
12629 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774

 

Polk County

5253 Airport Blvd. (near airport)
Bartow, FL 33830

 

Sarasota County

Bee Ridge Park
4430 South Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34231

 

Only primary residences with standard shingled roofs are eligible to receive a temporary blue roof. Metal roofs and mobile homes may be repaired as practical on a case-by-case basis. Roofs with greater than 50 percent structural damage are not eligible for this program.

For rental property, legal permission for a blue roof to be installed must be obtained from the property owner. Renters also must get legal permission from their landlord to continue occupying the residence until more permanent repairs are made.

Information about Operation Blue Roof is available on the Jacksonville District websites at www.saj.usace.army.mil/BlueRoofwww.saj.usace.army.mil/blueroof_espanol/.   Information is also available in English and Spanish by calling 888-ROOF-BLU (888-766-3258).

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FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan.

However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.

Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 11:59