Posted June 10, 2019 05:07:59When it was just a few days ago, there was little information about the magnitude of the flood.
But the city of Glendale has announced the first flood relief plans, which will help rebuild the community after a devastating drought last year.
The city is also looking to raise $100 million through a fund-raising campaign.
Glendale’s Flood Recovery Fund was established in February, and the city has already raised $30 million.
“This flood relief is a critical component to our recovery, as the water level is now well below what was predicted, which is a major blow to the economy,” Mayor Craig Saper said.
“We know that the city is facing a very challenging time and need assistance from all sectors of the community.”
The city has set aside $100,000 for flood mitigation projects in the first week of July.
Glendale will also begin building a network of water levees and water storage tanks, as well as a new $300,000 flood barrier to help protect homes from flooding in the city’s east.
Mayor Saper also announced that he is working with the US Army Corps of Engineers to build a $1.5 billion flood barrier across the city.
“The US Army has already been very supportive of this,” Mayor Saper told ABC News.
“This is a very big step for us and a major undertaking.”
Glendale City Council has also announced a $50,000 donation to the city in response to the emergency.
The city will also be offering flood-mitigation classes and free classes for people who are unable to work, the mayor said.
Some people have already been taking classes to prepare for the storm.
“Glendale is still rebuilding and the recovery is a work in progress,” Mayor David Wainstein said.