PA ID# 037-30000-00; City of Glendale
PW ID# Project Worksheet 671; Brand Landfill Storm Drain
Citation FEMA-1585-DR-CA, City of Glendale, Brand Landfll Storm Drain, PW 671
Summary: As a result of heavy rainfall during the February 2005 Winter Storms, a sinkhole manifested itself above a storm drain extending beneath the waste fill at the Brand Landfill in the City of Glendale (Applicant). The deteriorated condition of the storm drain is documented in a report dated June 2003. The Applicant admits that it was aware of the condition of the storm drain prior to the declared event and concedes that the declared event was not the sole cause of the problem; nevertheless, the Applicant attributes the collapse of the storm drain to the declared event. The Applicant is requesting that FEMA fund the replacement of the storm drain.
Issues:Should FEMA fund the replacement cost?
Findings: No. FEMA should not fund any portion of the total replacement cost. The Applicant had knowledge of the deteriorated condition of the storm drain prior to the incident and the damage cannot be said to be the result of the declared event.