Longview Hotels Filling With Storm Evacuees

The hurricane threat to the Gulf Coast has flooded Longview with hundreds of calls from people looking for hotel rooms. Hotel managers on I-20 say they are already booked for the next several days. They say they're still getting numerous calls from people from Louisiana to Alabama, trying to get as far away from the storm as possible.

Clerks are now referring calls to hotels farther west, and say the volume of people looking for rooms has been overwhelming. Anyone looking for hotel accommodations should book well in advance.