May 4. Kan. Tornado Insured Damage Totals $70M

May 16, 2003

Insured property damages due to the May 4 tornadoes in Kansas are about $70 million, according to the state’s insurance department.

Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger estimated that the damage in Northeast Kansas, including Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte Counties is about $50 million, while insured property losses in the Southeast part of the state, including Cherokee, Crawford, Labette and Neosho Counties are about $19 million.

Praeger said additional reports for storm losses in April and May, including damage from the May 8 tornado that hit Allen, Anderson, Douglas, Linn, Osage and Woodson Counties.

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