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Operation Blue Roof comes to Polk County

(Bartow, Fla. - September 20, 2017) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be in Bartow starting Wednesday to provide no-cost temporary repairs for roofs damaged by Hurricane Irma.

Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are now available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bartow Municipal Airport, 5253 Airport Blvd., US 17 and Spirit Lake Road, Bartow.

Only primary residences with standard shingled roofs are eligible for the program. Metal roofs and mobile homes will be repaired as practical on a case-by-case basis. However, roofs with 50 percent or more structural damage are not eligible.

To get assistance, you must sign a form to allow Corps staff and contractors to access your property. Those forms can be filled out at the Bartow Airport location.

The program is free and there is never a charge for services. Also, please note the Corps staff does not call residents to sign up.

For more information, call 888-ROOF-BLU (888-766-3258), or go to http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/BlueRoof/
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