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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.
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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.