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Army engineers – With the new year fast approaching, Quality Assurance specialist Andrew Lorenz was busy visiting Operation Blue Roof installation sites in neighborhoods across Mayagüez, a city of 80,000 people on Puerto Rico’s west coast. Here and across Puerto Rico, the effort to provide residents with the temporary blue roofs has gained steam, with nearly 8,000 installations occurring island-wide over the past two weeks.

Operation Blue Roof is a program managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The program’s goal is to help protect property and allow residents to stay in their homes after a natural disaster by providing temporary, plastic-sheeting roofs to eligible homes until permanent repairs can be made. The temporary roofs are designed to last 30 days.

To date, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working with government contractors, has installed more than 30,000 blue roofs to help Puerto Rico residents recover from Hurricane Maria. By Dec. 27, the average number of installations had reached approximately 800 roofs per day.  Read more

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Army engineers – With the new year fast approaching, Quality Assurance specialist Andrew Lorenz was busy visiting Operation Blue Roof installation sites in neighborhoods across Mayagüez, a city of 80,000 people on Puerto Rico’s west coast. Here and across Puerto Rico, the effort to provide residents with the temporary blue roofs has gained steam, with nearly 8,000 installations occurring island-wide over the past two weeks. 

Operation Blue Roof is a program managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The program’s goal is to help protect property and allow residents to stay in their homes after a natural disaster by providing temporary, plastic-sheeting roofs to eligible homes until permanent repairs can be made. The temporary roofs are designed to last 30 days. 

To date, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working with government contractors, has installed more than 30,000 blue roofs to help Puerto Rico residents recover from Hurricane Maria. By Dec. 27, the average number of installations had reached approximately 800 roofs per day