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Residents with damaged roofs from Hurricane Irma only have a couple more days to get a temporary repair done for free through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Operation Blue Roof.
The program provides homeowners in disaster areas with a professionally installed temporary roof repair to make the home livable until permanent repairs can be made.
Registration is simple. Residents or designees must go to the Blue Roof center in person. Staff will ask several questions and then schedule assessments. If the home is eligible, a contractor will make the repair. This process is often completed within a week.
In Pinellas County, the center is located at Indian Rocks Baptist Church, Suite A, 12629 Ulmerton Road, Largo. It is open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Residents are encouraged to register for the free repair this weekend. Because the demand for the repairs has been declining, the center is expected to close within a few days.
Residents can get updates on Irma recovery efforts by checking local media outlets, the county website (www.pinellascounty.org).