Kentucky Noah's Ark attraction sues over flood damage

Published: May. 24, 2019 at 4:48 PM EDT
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In the Bible, the ark survived an epic flood. In Kentucky, the Noah's Ark attraction was hit by flooding that caused nearly $1 million in property damages.

The Ark Encounter says in a federal lawsuit that heavy rains in 2017 and 2018 caused a landslide on its access road. The Courier-Journal reports the attraction's insurance carriers refused to cover damages.

The wooden, 510-foot-long ark has been a popular attraction in northern Kentucky since its 2016 opening. The lawsuit says the road was rebuilt and the ark was not damaged.

The suit names Allied World Assurance Co. Holdings of Switzerland, its use company and three other insurance carriers.

Ark Encounter seeks compensatory and punitive damages. The Swiss company hasn't responded in court filings.