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City of Galveston
News Release
Thursday, September 25, 2008

Operation Blue Roof Program Available for Galveston Residents

Galveston - Residents with roof damage that meet eligibility requirements can now apply for temporary roofing free of charge.  FEMA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the State of Texas Governor’s Department of Emergency Management are offering assistance for Hurricane Ike victims. 

Please be aware of the following:

  • The roof must have less than 50% structural damage to be eligible.
  • All debris must be removed before the roof can qualify. 
  •  You must sign a Right of Entry form at one of our centers to allow us to assess and work on your home.
  • At the center, you will need to show a photo ID or proof of residency at the location to be repaired.
  • The structure must be assessed as habitable once the blue roof is installed.
  • Know the kind of roof you have. Structures with flat roofs and tile roofs made of clay, slate, or asbestos do NOT qualify.  Mobile homes and metal roofs will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

The public can sign a Right of Entry form at either collection site:

  • City Hall, 823 Rosenberg
  • City West End Annex, 13805 Stewart Road

This repair is temporary, so property owners should not delay in contacting a professional contractor to make permanent repairs.  Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed for FEMA by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  For more information about this program please call: 1-888-ROOF-BLU (1-888-766-3258)

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