Longview City Manager Kurt Sacha Wednesday determined a severe weather event starting Sunday, clearing the way for cold weather shelters to operate.

Temperatures are forecast to be at or below 32 degrees beginning that night, according to a city press release.

The Love Overwhelming building at 618 14th Avenue is currently the only permitted severe weather shelter in Longview, but the city said it will publicize information if more shelters obtain permits.

Community Development Director John Brickey is authorized to issue temporary use permits for any buildings that meet basic safety standards. The permit may be valid for a year and there is no fee, according to the city.

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