|For Immediate Release:
April 19, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY Flood insurance administered by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to increase rates for new and renewal policies October 1, 2013. Flood insurance is offered to homeowners, renters and business owners to protect against damages not covered by standard homeowners or renters insurance in the event of a flood.
Flooding is one of the top four disaster risks that we face here in Oklahoma and we must be prepared for when these events occur, said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. It is important to know the risks involved in floods and protect you and your family with a flood insurance policy.
The rate increases are part of key provisions in the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, passed by Congress in July 2012. The legislation extends NFIP until September 30, 2017 and includes phasing out subsidies on properties with repetitive losses, allowing coverage availability for multifamily properties and minimum deductibles for flood claims in addition to raising premium rates to reflect the actual flood risk.
This is an opportunity to save on purchasing flood insurance as the severe weather season starts and before rates increase in the fall, continued Doak. Having this type of insurance is an excellent way to avoid paying thousands out of pocket in the unfortunate event of flooding in your home or business.
Insurance companies work closely with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the NFIP to offer flood insurance to property owners and renters. Rates do not differ from company to company, but do depend on factors such as age, type of construction and the level of flood risk in your area. FEMA estimates the current average homeowners flood insurance premium to be approximately $500 a year, depending on deductible and the aforementioned factors. Flood insurance policies typically take 30 days from date of purchase to become effective.
Oklahoma consumers with questions about flood insurance can call the Oklahoma Insurance Department Consumer Hotline toll-free at (800) 522-0071 or visit http://www.ok.gov/oid/Consumers/Prepare_Yourself/Floodwaters.html.
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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|6th Grade Baseball|
|The 6th grade Collinsville
Cardinal baseball team got 2nd place at "the ring" tournament
this past weekend in Bixby. They are back row left to right Head Coach
Dustin Gorrell, Caleb Shafer, Kenlee Hall, coach Lee Trimble, Vince Gregory,
Cooper Gorrell, Hayden Minton, Hayden Knight, Coach Jason Minton. Front
Row left to right Coleson Harris, Brett Trimble, Taylor Olinghouse, Cobey
Gorrell, and Eric Wall.
While On Main Street
Just a note to let you know about an upcoming hands-on workshop series presented by C.D.I. and the RSU Innovation Center along with the Oklahoma Main Street Center. The workshop will be a two-part series and participants need to plan on attending both days. All the information can be found on our website as well as online registration.
|Garage Sale For Chorus Trip|
April 27th, the CHS Chorus will be having a Garage sale to benefit the
Collinsville Chorus' Concert Trip to sing in the Epcott Park at Disneyworld
The garage sale will be held at the gym north of Collinsville's Sallee football field near 1902 West Maple.
Hours 7a.m.-12pm and special sales throughout the morning.
Note: The chorus/cornation is Thursday April 25th 7pm at CHS
|CHS Golf team results from Shawnee Tournament|
Bailey Stamper 92
Team Total: 393
We finally get some warm weather but the winds we very strong. Add the winds and a very tough golf course (the first time four of the five to see the course) lead to some high scores. The team tried hard but could not overcome the tough conditions.
We get another chance on the same course on Mon. April 29th at the regionals.
Hope Cody's back gets better because we are going to need a full team at regionals.
Will send total results when I get them by email sometime tomorrow.
Thanks, Coach Pratt (4/22/2013)