You Oughta Know

May 30, 2011

Find records on disaster losses online

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help citizens keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help citizens keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

For a complete list of You Oughta Know columns, go to www.kansas.com/oughta.

The records: Information about losses to homes and commercial properties in Kansas due to storms and tornadoes.

Why you'd want them: To learn more about how bad weather affects the state.

Where you get the records: From the Kansas Insurance Department's website, www.ksinsurance.org/storms/index.php. You can find information about the number of insurance claims related to storms as well as the value of claims.

How much it will cost: The information is free.

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