Determination of severe weather event
Pursuant to Ordinance No. 3357 adopted by the Longview City Council and codified as LMC 7.30, Severe Weather Shelters, City Manager Dave Campbell has determined that a severe weather event is imminent based on forecasted hot weather conditions for much of the area this week. High temperatures are currently predicted by the National Weather Service to be above 90 degrees beginning today and above 100 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday.
Among other things, the determination of a severe weather event enables permitted severe weather shelters to begin operating. There are no permitted severe weather shelters in Longview at this time, but we will publicize any that may be permitted as well as ways in which the City itself may be of assistance in providing short-term relief from the hot weather conditions. City Manager Campbell has authorized Community Development building officials to issue temporary use permits for any buildings for which severe weather shelter designation may be sought and which, upon inspection, are determined to meet basic building safety standards for temporarily housing persons by building officials and Fire Marshal Jim Kambeitz. There is no fee for a temporary use permit for a severe weather shelter.
For more information on permitted severe weather shelters, please contact the Community Development department at 360.442.5087.