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 Sunday, December 2. Low temperatures in the
Longview area are currently predicted to be at or below 32 degrees beginning that night and
for the next few days.
Among other things, the determination of a severe weather event enables permitted severe
weather shelters to begin operating. The only permitted severe weather shelter in Longview at
this time is the Love Overwhelming building at 618 14th Avenue, but we will publicize any
others that may obtain a permit. Love Overwhelming will provide a press release about their
hours of operation and other details at such time as a determination is made on their ability to
operate a severe weather shelter.
City Manager Sacha 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 Interim Fire Chief Jim
Kambeitz. 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.