Flood insurance premiums in Kansas are on the rise

Flood Insurance

Poorly constructed levees cause rise in flood insurance coverage Residents of Topeka, Kansas, could be paying more for their flood insurance policies due to poorly designed levees along the Kansas River, which may also be keeping many businesses from coming to the city. These levees were built between the 1950s and 1960s, when it was considered an adequate construction practice to include wooden parts into the levees themselves. Within a decade of their construction, these wooden parts began to rot due to their exposure to water, thus making the levees…

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