Collinsville, Oklahoma
June 18, 2015
Miscellaneous News
Rain Delays Chamber Movie /
Habitat For Humanity Here /
Flood Ins. Claims Deadline /
Things To Do In Okla.

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Deadline Looming for
Flood Insurance Claims

For Immediate Release:
June 17, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans with flood insurance who have damage from the recent storms are running out of time to file a claim. A federal disaster was declared for 20 Oklahoma counties for the storms from May 5 to June 4. All claims must be filed within 60 days of the flooding.

“We want to make sure everyone who has damage is on the road to recovery,” said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. “Filing a claim is the first step. But there is a deadline for anyone who had flood insurance under the National Flood Insurance Program.”

A flood insurance policy is separate from your homeowner’s policy which, in most cases, does not pay for flood claims. The National Flood Insurance Program is run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It works with nearly 90 private insurance companies to offer flood insurance.

To file a claim, call your insurance agent. An adjuster should contact you within a few days. The adjuster will need evidence of the damage to your home or business.
•Take photographs of all damaged property including discarded items, structural damage and standing floodwater levels.
•Make a list of damaged or lost items and include their date of purchase, value and receipts, if possible.
•Officials may require disposal of damaged items. If possible, place flooded items outside of your home.

Your adjuster will provide you with a Proof of Loss form for your official claim damages. Remember, you must file this claim with your insurance company within 60 days of the flood.

For general flood insurance questions, call the National Flood Insurance Call Center at 800-427-4661 or go to

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.


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Kelly Dexter
Habitat for Humanity
is coming to Collinsville!
I am excited to tell you about a great Tulsa Habitat for Humanity project right here in Collinsville! We have been fortunate to receive a donated property in Collinsville and the plan is to build with this family THIS fall.

Seeking to put God's love into action, we bring people together to build homes, communities and hope is our mission. We do this by helping low income families, who would not qualify for a conventional loan, have the opportunity to own a home. Families qualify for our program by having a need for improved housing, the ability to repay a zero interest loan and a willingness to partner with Tulsa Habitat for Humanity. Partnering with Tulsa Habitat for Humanity means that the family are willing to go through our Homeowners Education program sometimes referred to as "Sweat Equity". This 300/350 hour program includes a money management seminar, various workshops (minor home repairs, home warranty, insurance, wills, healthy cooking), working in our ReStore and also in our wood shop.

At this time we are seeking funding for this home and as we prepare to build in the fall we will need volunteers to come out and help build it!

Funding needed is $70,000 and we already have $10,000 committed!

If you or your company is interested in helping with funding or you just have some questions - please give me a call. I would love to come talk with you about this great project! You can check out our web site here

Jane Dunbar

Director of Development & Community Relations
Tulsa Habitat for Humanity
918.592.4224 x 215

Seeking to put God's Love into action, Tulsa Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Chamber Free Movie Delayed By Rain Until Saturday
We are rescheduling Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day from tonight to this Saturday, June 20 due to today's weather forecast.

Make plans to join us Saturday evening for a rain-free movie night in downtown Collinsville! Please help us spread the word about the new date.

-- Collinsville Chamber of Commerce 6/18/2015