Andrew Auxier, deployed to Louisiana for Hurricane Ida recovery as a Local Government Liaison, is at the site of first blue roof install in Orleans Parish.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working in partnership with the local, state, and federal response to Hurricane Ida. More than 560 USACE personnel are deployed and engaged, coordinating with local, state, and federal partners in the affected areas. Our number one priority continues to be the life, health, and safety of all who are affected by Hurricane Ida.
USACE has received 18 FEMA Mission Assignments, including National and Regional Activations, Temporary Power, Temporary Roofing, Temporary Housing Planning, Infrastructure Assessment Planning, Debris Removal Oversight, Unwatering and Critical Public Facilities.
USACE received a FEMA Mission assignment for temporary roof installations known as Operation Blue Roof. The purpose of the operation is 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. This is a free service to homeowners.