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York 9°c
SIX years after York was devastated by flooding, environment chiefs are finally close to preventing such a disaster happening again.
Following the December 2015 floods, in which 627 properties were inundated, the Government allocated an additional £45.2 million to the Environment Agency to better protect 2,000 York properties – in addition to £38 million to upgrade the Foss Barrier.
The agency said today that more than 1,700 properties are now better protected, following the barrier upgrade, the completion of new defences around Memorial Gardens and North Street and the roll out of flood resilience products.
York Press: Flood defence work in Terry Avenue, aimed at protecting 135 properties in Clementhorpe
And it said another 365 homes and businesses will be better protected by this time next year through the completion of four more massive schemes:
Agency spokesman Chris Ashcroft said: “With the majority of inner-city work completing next year, our attention will shift to major construction work on flood schemes at Clifton and Rawcliffe and the Foss flood storage area, which will hold up to a million cubic metres of water during severe weather, making York more resilient to climate change.
York Press: Glass flood defence panels being installed at Earlsborough Terrace
“Even with this level of investment, we can never prevent all of the damage caused by flooding, so it’s vital everyone knows their risk and how to keep loved ones, property and possession safe. Search ‘know my flood risk’ on GOV.UK to sign up for the free Environment Agency flood warnings.”
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