|CHS 1965 Golden Reunion (June 27th)|
Dear Collinsville High School Classmate of 1965.
Would you, could you, have ever thought sitting in sixth hour back in
1965 when time stood still that in the blink of an eye, we would be
approaching our 50th anniversary of graduating???
If you are coming
from out of town and planning on arriving a few days early, below is
a list of motels in the urban area of Owasso:
A short program
will be made during/after dinner and of course, there will be no end
to the re-uniting with all of our classmates!
to seeing you there!!!!!
Karen Kidwell 6505 East 47th Street Tulsa, OK 74145 918-230-7575 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Wednesday (March 25th) Storm Followup|
|Ted I just
wanted to share if you wanted to go take pics. My pics arent very
good, but in my neighborhood I do believe there was a tornado.
Near 97th & 139th just southwest of the high school (above). The picture of the house (below) is across from the blue tower on 97th street.
-- Roberta Kickapoo (~9am 3/26/2015)
of Collinsville Report --
Collinsville got off easier than a lot of communities with last nights storms. I was out with the crew until 10pm last night. We have 3 electric poles that are compromised on Center Street just west of 5th street. High winds fractured at least one of the poles at its base and then the domino effect did the same to the other two. We have all three poles shored up and Electric is scheduled to replace at least one pole today.
As far as outages: We had approximately 500 customers out when Electric was Dispatched a little after 6pm last night. All but approximately 50 were restored pretty quickly ( 1 hour) from time of dispatch. Unfortunately the 50 were not back on until approximately 9:45pm due to the shoring up process of the poles .
We did have three fallen tree branch issues that required our street department to respond and clear the driving surface one being at 13th and Exchange Its my unconfirmed understanding that the tree owner had replaced the fence from a previous failure of the tree not too long ago and the fence got creased again.
Both our Street Department and Electric performed admirably with quick response and diligence to the job under adverse conditions. Im very impressed with these guys.
Phil Stowell (3/26/2015)Public Works Director
City of Collinsville Oklahoma
(918) 371-1010 ext: 2028
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|CHS 1962 & 1963 Reunion April 25th|
|More Than 1,100 Insured Homes Damaged in Oklahoma Tornadoes & Storms|
|For Immediate Release:
March 26, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak wants to make sure tornado survivors get the help they need. More than 1,100 homeowners insurance claims have already been filed in relation to Wednesdays severe weather across the state.
Tornadoes are a devastating act of Mother Nature that Oklahomans are all too familiar with. After seeing the damage in Sand Springs and Moore, I know it will take a while for these families to recover, said Doak. We want to make sure these folks have their insurance claims handled promptly and fairly.
The Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) has set up consumer assistance booths to help storm survivors. The booths are located at the Serve Moore Community Renewal Center, 224 S. Chestnut Ave. and the Foundation Church, 7785 S. Highway 97, Sapulpa.
OID offers the following tips for storm victims:
Call your insurance company or agent as soon as possible. Ask what forms, documents and information you will need to provide in order to process your claim.
OIDs Anti-Fraud Unit has investigators deployed to Sand Springs and Moore. In addition to installing yard signs featuring OIDs consumer assistance phone number, the investigators are going door-to-door to educate storm survivors about potential scams. They are also sharing these tips on hiring service providers after a disaster:
Don't let anyone inspect your property without you watching. Some unscrupulous companies will cause damage to drive up the repair cost and your insurance company will likely not cover the additional cost.
The Oklahoma Insurance Department also offers EAGLE Mediation. Its a program that helps citizens and insurance companies settle insurance claims disputes to avoid costly and time-consuming lawsuits. Commissioner Doak encourages storm victims to use this free service.
We think that Oklahomans will be more satisfied with results from EAGLE mediation than if they took their dispute to court, Doak said. Cutting down on the number of lawsuits benefits both the consumer and the insurance company.
Consumers with insurance questions are encouraged to contact the Oklahoma Insurance Departments Consumer Assistance Division at 1-800-522-0071.
About the Oklahoma Insurance Department
The Oklahoma Insurance Department, an agency of the State of Oklahoma, is responsible for the education and protection of the insurance-buying public and for oversight of the insurance industry in the state.
For more information contact:
|Senate Update by Sen. Rick Brinkley (Tornado Season)|
Senate District 34
March 27, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Senator Rick Brinkley
State Capitol: (405) 521-5566
Wednesday evening, our state had a not so subtle reminder of two very important factsOklahoma is in Tornado Alley and we are in tornado season.
Twisters struck the greater Oklahoma City and Tulsa metros, damaging vehicles and property. A Sand Springs citizen died as the result of one of those tornadoes and another person was injured. In addition to the tornadoes, other communities throughout the state suffered property damage from strong straight winds, large hail and flooding.
On Thursday, Governor Fallin declared a State of Emergency for 25 Oklahoma counties, including Osage, Rogers and Tulsathis declaration is the first step toward seeking federal assistance for those impacted by the storms.
Our civil emergency agencies, state Insurance Commissioner and other first responders and disaster relief organizations are always reminding all of us about tornado preparedness, but this weeks events should serve as a wake-up call for all of us. Tornado season is here and it is far from over.
As Oklahomans, we know we are supposed to be weather-aware, but it is a phrase well worth heeding. I believe the meteorologists in our state, including our broadcast meteorologists and those at the National Weather Center in Norman, all do an outstanding job of providing life-saving information. Many stations offer aps that will send you warnings on your cell phone or computer when severe weather is likely in your area. If nothing else, this is the time of year to monitor your local weather on radio, TV, or on the Internet.
Its also critical to have an emergency plan. If you dont have a shelter, where would you go to make sure you and your family are safe? The time to figure that out is nowbefore the next tornado hits. By the time the sirens are blaring, it may be too late. Make sure everyone in your household knows what that emergency plan is, and have an emergency kit already packed and ready to go. It should include things like a battery operated weather radio, a flashlight with working batteries and extra batteries, bottled water, non-perishable food and an emergency medical kit. If severe weather is predicted, make sure you have fully charged your cell phone. Also include your pets in your emergency plans, and have supplies for them.
For more information about tornado safety and preparedness, visit the official website of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management at http://www.ok.gov/oem/.
As always, please feel free to contact me at the state Capitol by calling (405) 521-5566 or by emailing email@example.com.