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Posted on: October 27, 2020

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Stay Informed With Swift911™

If you have recently moved to Ithaca, changed your contact information, or have not yet signed up for Swift911™ you can sign up here. Be sure to add the subscription lists that you like to receive notifications from.

Swift911™ allows us to alert our entire community, or specific geographic areas, with important messages and provide information on how to take action. Signing up for Swift911™ can help you stay informed with helpful day-to-day notifications as well as information in the event of an emergency. The City of Ithaca has set up the following lists in Swift911™ to notify citizens about:

  • Emergency Alerts 
  • Odd/Even Parking Notifications- From November through April the City places Odd/ Even parking regulations in to effect during snow events to allow for safe plowing of the streets. Subscribers to this list will receive alerts when Odd/ Even parking is being enforced, helping you avoid a parking ticket. 
  • Construction Updates- These messages give details and timelines for various projects around the city, and how they may impact you.
  • Activation of Snow Emergency Routes- In the rare event of a significant and swiftly accumulating snowfall Snow Emergency Routes will be activated to ensure that Emergency vehicles have cleared access to City streets. When activated a message would be sent to these subscribers notifying them that parking along the designated Snow Emergency Routes is not permitted. 
  • Street Cleaning Notifications- Each Spring the City institutes a city-wide street cleaning program. The streets to be cleaned must undergo a temporary no-parking period to allow the street sweepers to fully access the street. No-parking signs are put in place 24 hours in advance of the cleaning and subscribers to this list will receive notification of when their streets are being cleaned to help avoid their vehicles being ticketed and towed. 
  • Water Notifications- This list will be notified in the event of a water main break, temporary water outage or shut-off to accommodate construction, or routine fire hydrant testing may impact the quality or color of your water. 

You choose your subscriptions and manage how you would like to receive notifications- via E-mail, Text, Phone, or all three. Subscribing is free, we will not share your information, and you may unsubscribe at any time. 

Register Online and manage your subscription here

To register by phone please contact the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response at (607) 266-2630

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