Newest Press Release from the City of Longview:
The City of Longview has inspected the City's buildings, parks and cemeteries and while the buildings didn't suffer any significant damage, the following parks are closed until further notice:
- Kidsview Playground at Lear Park (numerous trees down damaging the structural integrity of the playground.) This area may be closed for several weeks.
- Julieanna Trail (trees down)
- Paul Boorman Trail (trees down)
- Cargill Trail from 4th Street to LeDuke (trees down)
- Timpson Ballfields (trees down, light and fence damage)
The majority of the City's park system and cemeteries do have storm debris and the Parks and Recreation Department will be working throughout the week to clean up these areas.
The City of Longview Public Works Department is continuing to clear storm debris. Residents are reminded to get storm debris from their property to the curb and then call the Sanitation Department at 903-237-1250 to request pick up. There is no charge for this service. In addition, the compost site will be open Monday September15th through Saturday September 20th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. so that residents can drop off of tree limbs, leaves and other compostable storm debris.
City staff are continuing to assist with the sheltering of evacuees from south Texas. So far Longview and Gregg County have worked more than 600 storm related events.
Some City Offices may be without power this week as SWEPCO works to restore power to our community. Patience from our residents is greatly appreciated.
Press Release from the City of Longview:
Now that Hurricane Ike has left East Texas, clean up and restoration efforts are under way.
Power has been restored to Longview water treatment plants and they are again fully operational. Water rationing requests have been rescinded and the City is grateful to residents for their assistance during this time.
Many Longview residents are without power. SWEPCO has informed the Longview/Gregg County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) they are working to restore power as soon as possible. The Paula Martin Jones Recreation Center at 1230 S. High Street has been opened to residents that have medical needs that require electricity to operate special medical equipment, such as oxygen generators or asthma machines.
The City of Longview Public Works Department is working to clear storm debris. Residents are asked to get storm debris from their property to the curb and then call the Sanitation Department at 903-237-1250 to request pick up. There is no charge for this service. In addition, the compost site will be open Monday September 15th through Saturday September 20th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. so that residents can drop off of tree limbs, leaves and other compostable storm debris.
State emergency management teams are working with FEMA to plan the transition from shelters to temporary housing for those residents from Galveston, Orange County and other areas greatly affected by Hurricane Ike.