Posted on October 5, 2017
Operation Blue Roof Continues for Broward County Residents
Broward County, FL – Residents who are interested in registering for free blue tarps can still do so at Walmart Supercenter, 2500 W. Broward Blvd, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The tarps are part of a federal initiative, Operation Blue Roof that is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Operation Blue Roof 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.
Homeowners must sign a Right of Entry (ROE) form to allow federal government employees and contractors onto their property to assess damage and install the temporary covering.
Only primary residences with standard shingled roofs are eligible. Metal roofs and mobile homes may be repaired on a case by case basis. Roofs with greater than 50 percent structural damage are not eligible for this program.
For rental properties, legal permission for a blue roof to be installed must be obtained from the property owner. Renters must also obtain legal permission from their landlord to continue occupying the residence until more permanent repairs are made.
For information on how to install the tarp, please click here.
For more information on Operation Blue Roof, please see the flyer below.
Para Español: La Operación Blue Roof