Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Be Prepared for Severe Weather

Losing a home to a tornado, fire, or flood can be a disaster for a family. But losing that home and the lives of loved ones inside can be a heartbreak that never ends. More often than not, families who avoid serious injuries and loss of life in such disasters are those which have prepared ahead of time. For this reason, the City of Broken Arrow is providing this collection of information that can help you do just that. There are links from this page to pamphlets published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the American Red Cross.

Also, more and more homeowners in this part of the state are building storm shelters or safe rooms for their homes. It's extremely important that City officials know where these facilities are located. If there is storm damage to your neighborhood, rescue workers will know where to look in case debris is covering the home or shelter. You may register your storm shelter or safe room with the City of Broken Arrow (at no cost). Click here for the form.

Here are brief descriptions of the material available:

Helping children cope with disaster -- Ways you can help your children deal with disasters. (PDF, 99 KB)
Disaster Preparedness Coloring Book -- Several pages for children to color in, along with tips that might help save their lives. (PDF, 1.64 MB)
Emergency Preparedness Checklist -- You may think you're prepared, but there are always little things that can help even more. (PDF, 109 KB)
Family Disaster Plan -- Sit down with your children and go over some ideas that have proven to save lives, then develop your own plan for a fire, tornado, etc. (PDF, 279 KB)
Family Disaster Supplies List -- Many of these items you might already have. But take a look at what the experts recommend. (PDF, 165 KB)
Food & Water in a Disaster -- You don't have to make a last-minute rush with everyone else to the food stores. (PDF, 355 KB)

Source: http://www.brokenarrowok.gov/

Bill Whitescarver
Broker Associate

Friday, May 14, 2010

C&C Opens In Sand Springs!

It's official.

Chinowth & Cohen Realtors is open in Sand Springs, Oklahoma! We are so excited to have offices in this wonderful community. The new office space is located in the Shops at Adams Road at 420 Plaza Court. Drop by and say hello! The staff and Associates are ready for business.

At the moment we're at 10 Associates and growing! Our Associates either live directly in Sand Springs or in the surrounding communities of Sand Springs. They work, live and play in this area. So, they know the market like the back of their hands.

A little trivia on Sand Springs.
  • The earliest known settlement in the Sand Springs area dates back to 1826 with the Cherokee Indians settling there who came through the Trail of Tears.

  • In 1908 Sand Springs became a town in Tulsa County. Wealthy oilman Charles Page bought a 160 acre tract of land and built a home for orphans.

  • Page built the Sand Springs Railway in 1911 originally to reach the home. It then became the conduit for Sand Springs to become a suburb of Tulsa.

  • In 1912 Sand Springs was incorporated with a population of 400. Page platted out the original town site. The flat areas were designated industrial. The hilly areas for residential.

  • It became a thriving industrial and manufacturing area due to its abundance of natural gas and pure spring water.

  • Today, Sand Springs has a population of 17,765

Monday, May 3, 2010

Accent Moving & Storage: Help Your Neighbors While Cutting Moving Costs!

Accent Moving & Storage: Help Your Neighbors While Cutting Moving Costs!: "It's Spring. School will be out for Summer break in approximately three weeks. It's time to move. But you (along with everyone else) need to watch your moving costs. What do you do? Well, everything you move will weigh something and, if your house is anything like mine, there are things you can donate to make your move cost less. Did you ever think about all those canned goods you've been stock piling in the pantry? Those are going to add up fast! Here's the answer: Saturday, May 8th the United States Post Office is sponsoring the 'Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.' All you have to do is place non-perishable food items in a bag. Place the bag of food at your mailbox. And your letter carrier will pick it up when they deliver your mail. How awesome is that?! You are helping your local food bank and you don't have to leave your home! All along, you are reducing your potential moving expenses! Of course, you don't have to be moving to help out. Unfortunately, our food banks are in greater need than ever and most people donate during the holidays. This is a great opportunity to purge your pantry and help others at the same time. Go to www.helpstampouthunger.com to get more information. As always, for all your moving needs (such as: boxes, storage, estimates, labor, etc.) contact Accent Moving & Storage at 918-251-5594."

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