As the days pass following Hurricane Ike, many Texas homeowners are now facing the difficult task of making the necessary repairs to their property. While we all begin this process, an important concern is to mitigate additional structure damage until permanent restoration is completed. The Blue Roof Program is in place to help homeowners with damage to their homes and prevent additional harm from environmental causes. This program provided by FEMA and issued through local governments, makes plastic sheeting and tarps available to homeowners as a temporary solution for structure damage.

If you wish to take advantage of the Blue Roof Program there are two avenues to receive this assistance.

1. To have the army corps of engineers come to your home to install a temporary roof known as plastic sheeting you can register online at or call 1-888-766-3258 for the location of your nearest center. You will need to fill out a Right of Entry Form authorizing the Army Corps of Engineers to come to your home and install the plastic sheeting where your roof has sustained damage.

2. Another option available for you from Blue Roof is their free tarp pick up program. Provided by FEMA at locations decided by the state government, residents can obtain these tarps free of charge to cover roof damage until permanent repairs can be made. For locations and answers to any other questions regarding this program you can contact the Blue Roof hotline at 1-888-766-3258 or visit