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Determination of severe weather event - 03/22/18

Pursuant to Ordinance No. 3337 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 this weekend. Low temperatures in the Longview area are currently predicted to be at or below 32 degrees. This determination allows for permitted severe weather shelters to open and operate Saturday, March 24. It will conclude Sunday, March 25 as temperatures are predicted to rise by the end of the weekend.

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.

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 Fire Marshal 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.