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.

There is no charge to the homeowner to participate in the program.  For a Blue Roof to be installed, the homeowner/landlord must legally agree to allow the Corps and its contractors access to the property by submitting a Right of Entry (ROE) form. 


Temporary Roofing Beta
Online Right of Entry (ROE) Application in support of Hurricane Michael Recovery
Update: ROE application now enabled for all major browsers (Internet Explorer/Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari).
Online Right of Entry (ROE) Application:

Submit your Right of Entry or ROE Online

Those who would like to submit an ROE in person can do so at an ROE collection site.    USACE staff are scheduled to operate collection sites at the locations listed below (locations will be updated regularly).  Locations are staffed from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily:


Bay County -  2 locations
Bay County Public Library
898 West 11th Street
Panama City, FL

2101 S State Road 77
Lynn Haven, FL

Calhoun County
Sam Atkins Park
NW Silas Green Street (north of State Road 20)
Blountstown, FL

Gadsden County
Gretna Elementary School
706 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Gretna, FL
Gulf County
Port St. Joe Library
110 Library Drive
Port St. Joe, FL

Jackson County
University of Florida Extension Office
2741 Penn Avenue
Marianna, FL

ROE collection locations may change; please refer to this page regularly for updates.  **All locations are scheduled to close no later than 5 p.m. on November 16.**




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

Firms that seek contracting opportunities to provide disaster/emergency response work with the Federal government and the State of Florida must:

1. Register their business by visiting For a registration specialist, call 800-985-7658
2. Register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). For assistance with registration call, 888-646-9998

For State of Florida:
3. Visit Florida Department of Management Services. For assistance, call 866-352-3776

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

Helpful websites:

Federal registration:

FEMA registration: <

State of Florida:

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