The following is from FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Click to download Frequently Asked Questions about Operation Blue Roof

Operation Blue Roof is coming to Your Neighborhood!
Operation Blue Roof provides no-cost temporary repairs for roofs damaged by Hurricane Irma.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors will install the temporary roof covering at NO COST TO YOU.
Only primary residences with standard shingled roofs are eligible for the
• Metal roofs and mobile homes will be repaired as practical on a case by
case basis.
Roofs with greater than 50 percent structural damage are not eligible.

To get assistance, you must sign a “Right of Entry” (ROE) form to allow Corps
staff and contractors to access your private property and assess roof damage.

Complete an ROE form at a site near you.
Call 888-ROOF-BLU (888-766-3258) or or visit the Jacksonville District website at to find a location where Right of Entry (ROE) forms are being collected.

In St. Johns County the location is: 

St. John  OPEN Home Depot
1750 US Hwy 1
St. Augustine, FL 32084
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362.
People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585.

Operation Blue Roof is a program offered by FEMA through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to eligible homeowners and landlords. It provides a temporary covering of blue plastic sheeting to help reduce further damage to property until permanent repairs can be made. The blue plastic sheeting is installed using strips of wood that are secured to the roof with nails or screws. The homeowner/landlord must legally agree to allow the Corps contractors access to the property by signing a Right of Entry (ROE) form.

About Operation Blue Roof

In disaster areas, Operation Blue Roof is a program for homeowners who have damage to their roofs. The program sends licensed contractors out to homes to cover the damage with fiber-reinforced plastic sheeting (tarp) until homeowners can arrange repairs.

Operation Blue Roof allows residents to stay in their homes, instead of paying for temporary housing or hotels. The program also protects property while homeowners recover from the storm. 

This is a free service to homeowners with homes that are primary residences or permanently occupied rental properties that have less than 50 percent structural damage. Vacation rental properties are not eligible for the program. Not all roof types qualify for the program