WINDSOR, ONT. -- Windsor city council has approved a $4.9-billion sewer master plan expected to help with flood prevention.

The multi-generational plan was approved during Monday’s council meeting. It aims to include major upgrades in all wards of the city to mitigate flooding.

Council gave the greenlight for spending $1.5 million for immediate projects, targeting the hardest hit areas.

The administrative report said insurers paid claims totaling about $300 million after major flooding in 2016 and 2017.