Sarasota, Fla. --
The last day residents can apply for Operation Blue Roof has been extended through Nov. 1 for homeowners in Lee, Sarasota, DeSoto, Charlotte and Collier counties affected by Hurricane Ian.
The Operation Blue Roof program is a NO COST - FREE service for homeowners, providing a temporary solution that protects their property and allows them to remain in their home as they continue to recover.
Homeowners impacted by Hurricane Ian can sign-up at Blueroof.us, by calling toll free 1-888-ROOF-BLU (1-888-766-3258) or stop one of the many in-person sign-up locations. A list of current sign-up locations can be found on the website.
Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (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.
Not all roof types qualify for the program. Check the Blueroof.us website for details.
Release no. 22-062