NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Hundreds of Louisiana residents have gotten blue roofs since Hurricane Ida ravaged the world, however not all of them had been wanted. One New Orleans girl says she received one with out asking and now she needs the Corps of Engineers to make it proper.
For many hurricane victims, getting a blue roof is a deal with to stop additional dwelling flooding, however this Algiers girl says her blue roof was something however.
“I went out and seemed up and stated wow that little blue roof tarp that I don’t want,” stated Toni Dunbar.
She says she observed the tarp on Monday and grows extra involved every day a few blue roof she by no means requested for.
“I’m fearful every single day that I’d get drips in my room,” she stated.
Dunbar says staff received on her roof and nailed within the blue tarp someday final week when nobody was dwelling. She says her roof was virtually model new, solely three months outdated, and there was no cause for crews to make a cease at her home. She even had an insurance coverage adjuster come out after the storm, who stated she was not in want of repairs.
Now, her roof has dozens of holes from nails used to place up the tarp. The Corps of Engineers issued an apology, saying a blue roof was ordered close by and the contractor made a mistake.
“A piece order was submitted for a house on that road and was verified and it seems just like the contractor went to put in it on the flawed dwelling,” stated Corps spokesman Luciano Vera.
The Corps says the contractor will now work with the house owner to make it proper.
“They’ll restore it, or look to put in a brand new roof for free of charge to her as a result of it was a contractor mistake,” stated Vera.
The Corps says that restore work might be accomplished as early as this Saturday.
The Corps of Engineers has put in 27,000 blue roofs in Louisiana since hurricane Ida. The deadline for making use of for a blue roof is Friday at midnight. You’ll be able to name 888 766 3258 or go to blueroof.us.
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