As Hurricane Harvey caused damage along the Texas coast, Longview and Gregg County officials have closely monitored the storm and participated in the statewide emergency response. To date, twelve Longview emergency personnel and two volunteers have been deployed to assist with rescue operations.
In accordance with the state’s response plan, the City of Longview has not established any emergency sheltering operations and does not have plans to do so. Evacuees are encouraged to seek emergency sheltering and other resources that have been established in the Dallas area. Evacuation information is available by calling 2-1-1. Additional information is also available on the Governor’s Texas Hurricane Center website at https://gov.Texas.gov/Hurricane
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation have collaborated with the OneStar Foundation to form the Rebuild Texas Fund. Michael & Susan Dell are leading the charge to raise $100 million for the fund. Those wishing to donate to the fund can do so by visiting rebuildtx.org or by texting ‘rebuildtx’ to 91999.
Texans are encouraged to donate to assist with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, but don't be fooled by fraudulent charitable contribution schemes. The Texas Department of Public Safety encourages Texans to use the Emergency Preparedness Portal as an aid to locate charitable organizations assisting in hurricane relief efforts. The link also has valuable information on tips to avoiding fraudulent charitable contribution schemes, recommended animal welfare groups, road closures and more.
Information for Evacuation Assistance: call 2-1-1To stay alert about emergency situations in the Longview area, please register for CodeRED at LongviewTexas.gov/CodeRed.Prepare for emergency situations at LongviewTexas.gov/Prepare or Ready.gov.Also, stay informed with current weather conditions at Weather.gov.State of Texas Hurricane Harvey information at https://gov.texas.gov/hurricane