Monday, September 8, 2008

Detailed BLUE ROOF PROGRAM information

From FEMA:

The program is open to those who qualify, as follows:

  1. Have a photo ID such as driver's license or proof of residency at the location.
  2. Know the kind of roof you have. Structures with flat roofs and tile roofs consisting of clay, slate or asbestos (transite) do not qualify. Mobile homes and roofs consisting of metal will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  3. The roof must have less than fifty percent structural damage to be eligible for the program.
  4. The structure must be assessed as habitable once the blue roof is installed.
  5. All debris must be removed from the roof for it to qualify.
  6. The applicant has to sign a right-of-entry form.

The following Right of Entry sign-up collection sites are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Assumption Parish, Assumption Police Station, 4813 Hwy 1, Napoleonville 70390
  • Iberville Parish, Iberville Council on Aging, 58105 Court St., Plaquemine 70764
  • LaFourche Parish, LaFourche Crossing Fire Dep't, 691 Hwy 308, Thibodauex 70301
  • St. Charles Parish, VFW, 140 Angus Drive, Luling 70070
  • St. James Parish, Vacherie Volunteer Fire Dep't, 2433 LA 18, Vacherie 70090
  • St. John the Baptist Parish Sherriff's Office, 1801 W. Airline Hwy, LaPlace 70068
  • St. Martin Parish, Fire Station, 1011 Main St. Parks 70582
  • West Baton Rouge Parish, Old Train Depot, Hwy LA 1, Port Allen 70767

The Corps is working with the other five eligible parishes - Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Terrebone and St. Mary - to establish a Right of Entry sign-up collection site in these parishes. Residents of those parishes can call a toll-free telephone number, 1-888-ROOF-BLU (1-888-766-3258), to find out the location of the Blue Roof Right of Entry collection sites in their parish.

A temporary Blue Roof is generally good for 30 days.

The program is run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisiana Recovery Field Office, in Baton Rouge, as assigned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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