Longview getting ready for Ike evacuees; hotels already booked up

Longview is getting ready for Hurricane Ike evacuees.

"We're ready to be a host city for someone that maybe heading this way. Since we don't know exactly where the track of Hurricane Ike is going at the moment, it's kind of hard to prepare exactly who may be coming; but we realize that more than likely we'll be another evacuee center," said Kevin Cummings, Longview's EOC logistics planner.

The city says every morning they are talking with state officials about the emergency response that might be required, and we called several Longview hotels who say they are already booked up.

Some have been booked since last Tuesday.

LaKecia Shockley, reporting. lshockley@kltv.com