Emergency Notifications

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Tompkins County SIREN  is the official emergency notification system used by the City of Ithaca to communicate with community residents during emergencies, replacing the Swift911™ mass notification system.  TC SIREN  or Tompkins County Safety & Incident Real-Time Emergency Notifications, is a free service that allows individuals to receive alerts sent from local authorities to stay informed on potentially hazardous situations involving weather, traffic, and other emergencies.  

The City of Ithaca also has lists designed to keep our citizens up-to-date on daily operations.  Please consider subscribing to these following lists:

  • Emergency Alerts
  • Odd/Even Parking Notifications
  • Construction Updates
  • Water Notifications
  • Street Cleaning Notifications
  • Potential Ice Jams
  • Activation of Emergency Snow Routes

SIREN allows residents to receive alerts via phone, text, and email, and answer poll questions that will give local officials critical information during emergency situations.  

You may have previously signed up for Swift911. Your information was migrated to this new system so you would not miss alerts and notifications during the transition period. However if you did not create a SIREN account/profile by December 31, 2022 you are no longer in the system. Please sign up at the link above, select your notification preferences, and how you wish to receive alerts (voice, text, email)

There are several ways to sign-up or change the current information we have on file for you:

SIREN Web Portal
Simply click on this link and follow the instructions to provide your information: https://www.tompkinscountyny.gov/SIREN

Text SIREN to 67283

Alternative Methods
You can also use the QR code below, contact the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response at (607) 266-2633, or email SIREN@tompkins-co.org.

Find a list of frequently asked questions about Tompkins County SIREN.

Please remember, we can only alert you of an emergency or inform you of important happenings if we have your correct contact information, so please sign up today and ensure your contact information is kept up-to-date.

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