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.

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Operation Blue Roof

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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.

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 230 (ground-/fixed-air)Federal Aviation AdministrationJoint Forward Operations Teams: 3Incident Support Base: North FieldGenerators: 27U.S. Army Corps Of EngineersTemporary Emergency Power Teams: 1Mobile Emergency ResponseSupport Teams: 4Environmental Protection Agency Personnel:Dispatched to FEMA Region III and Region IVRegional Response Coordination Centers

Prime Contractors

Ashbritt Environmental
Deerfield Beach, FL 3344

 Artesian Contracting Co.

Albany GA
Coleman Construction
Los Angeles, CA 90062

Contracting in Disasters

Contractors are a critical force-multiplier during any disaster response. In the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), we rely heavily on these partners in industry to help us meet mission requirements quickly, efficiently and effectively.  

Are you a contractor looking to support our response mission? See Contracting in Disasters

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No Paper Pushing Here: A desk jockey cuts trees after Hurricane Florence

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:19:02 -0400

Sgt. Green, an automated logistics specialist in the North Carolina National Guard, who got called to orders to step away from his desk and pick up a chainsaw to help clear fallen trees after Hurricane Florence hit the state.
Cutting through Hurricane Florence [Image 14 of 14]

The many faces of Florence recovery

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:23:25 -0400

The many faces of Florence recovery [Image 7 of 7]

Pa. Guard rescues two S.C. flood survivors

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:47:25 -0400

Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard and Pennsylvania Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team performed an aerial evacuation of two stranded residents here, Sept. 20, 2018.
Pa. Guard rescues two S.C. flood survivors [Image 7 of 7]

South Carolina National Guard LNOs integral part of Tropical Storm Florence response efforts

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:13:33 -0400

For missions like the South Carolina National Guard's response to Tropical Storm Florence, liaison officers play a key role in keeping mission running smoothly and efficiently and for bridging the gap between the National Guard and the local and state agencies.
South Carolina National Guard responds to Hurricane Florence

New York, California, and Alaska Air Guard Airmen team up to rescue North Carolina residents

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:03:14 -0400

LUMBERTON, North Carolina-The initial call from the local emergency operations center was that there were "ten plus one" people cut off at a farm by flood waters who needed to be evacuated on Monday, Sept. 17. By the time the Pararescue Airmen from New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing and the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing and the California Air Guard’s 129th Wing were finished with the mission, they had evacuated 15 people from their homes to a nearby fire station. The mission, said Capt. Mark Joseloff, a Combat Rescue Officer assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing's 103rd Rescue Squadron, was a perfect example of the Guard's small rescue community working well together. The plan was for two HH-60 Pave Hawk rescue helicopters--one from California carrying Alaska Air National Guard pararescuemen --and one from New York’s 106th Rescue Wing-to head out to the farm together. Air Guardsmen from Alaska, New York, California, Kentucky and Oregon are working together as elements of a 181- person Air Guard rescue team based at Naval Air Station Oceana, located outside Virginia Beach as they respond to the effects of Hurricane Florence. The California/Alaska bird left a little later, Joseloff recalled, so the New York Airmen got there first.
Members of 106th Rescue Squadron go in for the save during Hurricane Florence

As post-Florence waters rise, so does the South Carolina National Guard

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:42:03 -0400

CHESTERFIELD, S.C. - Tropical Storm Florence dumped unprecedented amounts of rain on the Carolinas during the weekend of Sept. 14-16, 2018, causing many rivers connecting the two states to overflow. That led to flooding in many rural populated areas, forcing evacuations, and roads to washout in South Carolina.
As the post-Florence waters rise, so does the South Carolina National Guard [Image 2 of 2]

Pa. Guard moves to Myrtle Beach, continues search and rescue

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:47:15 -0400

Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard launched multiple search and rescue missions in South Carolina from McEntire Joint National Guard Base here, Sept. 18, 2018.
Pa. Guard moves to Myrtle Beach, continues search and rescue [Image 4 of 4]

145th Logistics Readiness Squadron Sends Back-Up

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:16:58 -0400

145th Logistics Readiness Squadron Sends Back-Up By Staff Sgt. Laura J. Montgomery 145th Airlift Wing Public Affairs 9/18/2018 — CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Following strategic safety measures, an 11-person team from the 145th Logistics Readiness Squadron is activated and sent to Kinston, North Carolina, Sept. 17, 2018, to relieve a team of North Carolina Air National Guardsmen that have been creating and moving supply pallets filled with food and water during Hurricane Florence.
North Carolina Air National Guard Team to Relieve Counterparts following Hurricane Florence [Image 9 of 9]