Determination of severe weather event
Pursuant to Ordinance No. 3357 adopted by the Longview City Council last month and which will be codified as LMC 7.30, Severe Weather Shelters, City Manager Dave Campbell has determined that a severe weather event is imminent based on forecasted cold weather conditions. Low temperatures are currently predicted to be at or slightly below freezing for the next several days, with snow also in the forecast at times.
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. City Manager Campbell has authorized Community Development Director/Building Official John Brickey 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 Mr. Brickey and Fire Marshal Jim Kambeitz.
For more information on permitted severe weather shelters, please contact the Community Development department at 360.442.5087.