Heavy rains extensively damage Kansas Supreme Court building

(KSNT News Photo taken back in September 2016 of flooding at the Kansas Judicial Center)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Rainwater has seeped into the building that houses the Kansas Supreme Court, causing extensive damage and forcing some employees to temporarily relocate.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Kansas Judicial Center’s leaking roof, which was in the process of being fixed, was inundated by heavy rains on Sept. 13.

Appellate court spokeswoman Lisa Taylor says the most significant water damage occurred on the third and second floors. The Office of the Judicial Administration, which is housed on the third floor, was also damaged.

Fifty people — including all seven justices, five of 14 court of appeals judges, their staffs and other court employees — were moved from their offices to other spaces in the building.

Taylor says the total cost of the damage is unknown.


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