Severe Weather Declaration in Effect

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November 8, 2022 1:00 AM

Severe Weather Declaration in Effect

Determination of severe weather event
Pursuant to Ordinance No. 3357 codified as LMC 7.30, Severe Weather Shelters, City Manager Kurt Sacha has determined that a severe weather event is imminent based on forecasted cold weather conditions beginning Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Low temperatures in the Longview area are predicted to be below 35 degrees beginning tomorrow.

Among other things, the determination of a severe weather event enables permitted severe weather shelters to begin operating. The following is the only permitted severe weather shelter in Longview at this time:

• First Christian Church, 2000 E. Kessler Boulevard

City Manager Sacha has authorized Community Development Director/Building Official Ann Rivers 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 Ms. Rivers and Fire Marshall Jon Dunaway. There is no fee for a temporary use permit for a severe weather shelter, and a permit may be valid for a period of 365 days.

For more information on permitted severe weather shelters, please contact the Community Development Department at 360.442.5087.

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