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Storm Eva took place on 24 December 2015. Following this between April 2015 and March 2021 the Government is investing £2.7 billion to better protect the country from flooding and coastal erosion. As of March 2019, £1.67 billion of this Government funding has already been invested in flood and coastal erosion risk management (Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management grant-in-aid) nationally.
In the City of York a total of £25.8 million was spent as of March 2019. This includes investment in the Foss Barrier, a strategic floodgate designed to protect properties upstream in the Foss River catchment. Future funding allocated in York from April 2019 onwards is £74.4 million.