KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Temporary air conditioning has been installed at the Jackson County Courthouse.
The county drained water from the 87-year-old system in February before the polar vortex that plunged temperatures across the midwest well below zero for several days.
A suite inspection revealed four leaks, sparking new fears of flooding in the downtown monument built in 1933.
Extensive flooding caused by ruptured water pipes forced the Jackson County Courthouse to close for three weeks early 2019.
Jackson County Legislature approved over $ 10 million to repair the building’s basement and modernize its six elevators in December 2019.