Thursday, September 21, 2017

No Cost Blue Roof Sign Up Today At Walmart

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is available to assist eligible homeowners who sustained roof damage from Hurricane Irma in signing up for Operation Blue Roof at the LaBelle Wal-Mart today, September 21, 2017 from 8am – 6pm.

Operation Blue Roof provides a temporary covering of blue plastic sheeting to help reduce further damage to property until permanent repairs can be made. The blue plastic sheeting is installed using strips of wood that are secured to the roof with nails or screws.

This program is available at no cost to eligible primary homeowners.

Only primary residences with standard shingled roofs are eligible to receive a temporary blue roof. Metal roofs and mobile homes may be repaired as practical on a case-by-case basis. Roofs with greater than 50 percent structural damage are not eligible for this program.

For rental property, legal permission for a blue roof to be installed must be obtained from the property owner. Renters also must get legal permission from their landlord to continue occupying the residence until more permanent repairs are made.

Information about Operation Blue Roof is available on the Jacksonville District website at, and in English and Spanish at 1-888-ROOF-BLU (1-888-766-3258).

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Donation And Distribution Now On Kennedy Blvd

The Dallas B. Townsend Center will no longer be operating as a supply distribution or donation site in LaBelle after today, September 19, 2017.

All donated items will be moved from the Dallas B. Townsend Center to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Warehouse located at 840 Kennedy Blvd. Labelle, Fl. 33935 (across from the LaBelle Airport).

If you wish to donate items or if you are in need of supplies, please go to the EOC location beginning Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Items still needed at the donation center include baby items (formula, diapers, wipes, etc.), personal hygiene items and laundry/cleaning supplies.

Chamber Of Commerce Building Damaged

LABELLE, FL. -- The LaBelle Chamber of Commerce will be closed due to damage from last week's hurricane winds and rain.

Diane Fidanza, Executive Director said, "Unfortunately our Chamber has serious damage to the building. We lost half of the roof which allowed water into the rafters which soaked the insulation and ceiling tiles, which collapsed. We are cleaning up and working towards fixing things. However, this will take time. Until further notice the Chamber will be closed. The damage we have is bad, but could have been a lot worse." 

The Chanber  e-mail address is

Young Pearson Lawn Service - Yard Cleanup

CLEWISTON, FL. - Young Pearson Jr. invites home and lot owners and commercial businesses in Clewiston, Belle Glade, Moore Haven, and LaBelle to call for lawn service and lot clearing in Hendry, Glades, and western Palm Beach county.

Mr. Pearson has years of lawn care and mowing experience in the Lake Okeechobee area and can be reached by mobile phone at (863) 233-9541.

Young Pearson Jr. Lawn Service
Clewiston, Moore Haven, Belle Glade and LaBelle
Licensed Mowing Contractor
416 East Ventura Avenue
Clewiston Fl. 33440
Phone (863) 233-9541

Young Pearson Jr. Lawn Service is a sponsor of Southwest Florida Online

Monday, September 18, 2017

FEMA Teams At Montura

FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams have been deployed in Hendry County and will begin working in the communities to help residents sign up for individual assistance.

On Tuesday, September 20, 2017, a FEMA DSA team will be at the Montura Ranch Estates Clubhouse starting at 9am.

Times and locations for DSA teams will be shared with the public as information becomes available.

Residents with the ability to do so can visit or call 800-621- 3362 to sign up for individual assistance.

Editors Note: Bring your home owner's insurance policy with you as FEMA may pay for items you won't be reimbursed for under you policy.