On Sunday, workers with the US Army Corps of Engineers installed over a thousand blue roofs on Southeast Louisiana homes damaged by Hurricane Ida, according to FEMA spokesman Patrick Boland.

They were also in the Springfield area over the weekend helping hurricane survivors register for aid and the Blue Roof Free Roof Repair program.

“They review photos form the survivors, take a statement and then get them scheduled for installation,” Boland said.

The Blue Roof service is available to homes that serve as a primary residence and to permanently-occupied rental properties.

People can enroll at www.dissterassistance.gov and it is critical to complete the “Right of Entry” authorization form.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is on a FEMA mission assignment to provide homeowners and permanently occupied rental properties in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover their damaged roofs until arrangements can be made for permanent repairs, Boland said.

Today, the Corps’ mobile communication units are in Boutte, and later this week, they will be in Vacherie, Morgan City, Pierre Port, Lutcher, Dulac and Theriot.

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