Report: Storm mitigation plans pay off in Kansas

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June 28, 2019 - 5:27 PM

Pew found the payback from disaster mitigation efforts varied widely across the country. Kansas got the biggest return on investment. PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS/KCUR.ORG

Build higher, build stronger ? it pays off big in Kansas.

Disaster mitigation investments in Kansas yielded more savings than efforts in any other state, a new study found. The Pew Charitable Trusts listed Missouri as a close second.

Pew crunched numbers from a previous study that looked at federal disaster mitigation grants between 1993 and 2016. The paper compares spending against the potential costs that were avoided.

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