Ithaca prepares for potential flooding of area creeks

Ithaca prepares for potential flooding of area creeks

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Excavators and public works crews have been laboring around the clock at Ithaca’s creeks in preparation of flooding that could be on the way this weekend.

Temperatures will the 50’s Saturday afternoon with up to an inch of rain expected. City Chief of Staff Kevin Sutherland says progress has been made in lowering the water levels in the creeks, but they’re preparing for the worst.

He is calling out to residents in Fall Creek to check on their neighbors to be sure they’re all prepared for what may come.

The City has made sand bags readily available to residents to help deter any potential flooding, and Sutherland encourages anyone who thinks they may need a sump pump to go and get one.

Call 2-1-1 for information on how and where to acquire sand bags or sump pumps.

Residents can park in the Green and Seneca Street garages for free this weekend to protect their vehicles.

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