Hurricane Michael

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides immediate and effective response and assistance during National Emergencies and Major Presidentially Declared Disasters. Although these responsibilities lay primarily with state and local offices, in special circumstances, the Corps may supplement those efforts to save human life, prevent immediate human suffering or mitigate property damage.

-  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are in constant contact with our federal, state, and local response partners to implement recovery responses.

- The Corps conducts emergency response activities under two basic authorities
1.Public Law 84-99 (Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies)
2.When mission assigned by FEMA under the Stafford Disaster and Emergency Assistance Act.
- Under PL 84-99, we provide disaster preparedness services and advanced planning measures designed to reduce damage caused by an impending disaster. 
- Under the Stafford Act, we support the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA in carrying out the National Response Plan, which calls on 30 federal departments and agencies to provide coordinated disaster relief and recovery operations.

Blue Roof Logo

Operation Blue Roof 1-888-ROOF-BLU (7663-258) is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The purpose of Operation Blue Roof is to provide homeowners in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover their damaged roofs until arrangements can be made for permanent repairs.

USACE is no longer accepting requests for temporary repairs; we continue to make temporary roof repairs for survivors who applied for Blue Roof assistance before the Nov. 16 deadline.  

To check on the status of your Blue Roof request, call 1-888-ROOF-BLU (1-888-766-3258).

If you received damage from Hurricane Michael and have not yet registered for disaster assistance, you may do so at or by calling 1-800-621-3362 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. (eastern) daily.

Eligible homeowners in 12 counties impacted by Hurricane Michael were eligible for repairs under the Blue Roof program. Only roofs with less  than 50 percent structural damage were eligible.

The first Blue Roof was installed in Panama City Beach Oct. 19. To date more than 6,000 roofs have been installed.

Tips for Operation Blue Roof

Residents sign up for the program at “Right of Entry” centers throughout the affected area. “Right of Entry” centers are named for the form that residents fill out granting permission for the Corps of Engineers and its agents to go onto individual properties to install the temporary roof. Residents can call toll free 1-888-ROOF-BLU(1-888-766-3258). 
  • Remove debris from your roof.
  • Secure your pets. Homeowners with pets who have submitted Right of Entry forms should ensure pets are placed inside or properly restrained away from the structure in order for workers to safely access the roof. A loose animal on the property may cause a delay in the installation of temporary roofing. 
  • Beware of solicitations. Blue Roof representatives never solicit participation, nor will they ask for Social Security or bank account numbers. 
  • Look for identification. Corps employees who do assessments for Operation Blue Roof carry U.S. Government ID cards. If you don’t see it, ask for it. Contractors will have a copy of signed Right of Entry form. 
  • If you get a call. Representatives from Operation Blue Roof may call to clarify information or location, but they will not ask for sensitive information. 
  • Don’t pay. Operation Blue Roof is free to residents. 
  • If in doubt. Report people claiming to be government workers to local law-enforcement agencies or to the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at 1-866-720-5721.

Contracting Opportunities

PRIME contractors for debris and roofing in Florida are:

Ashbritt Environmental

Deerfield Beach, FL 3344

Artesian Contracting Co.

Albany GA
Coleman Construction
Los Angeles, CA 90062


PRIME contractor for debris in Georgia:


Sarasota, FL 34240

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