Volunteers needed to help fill sandbags as City of Ithaca hopes to avert more flood damage

Volunteers needed to help fill sandbags as City of Ithaca hopes to avert more flood damage

Community members are mobilizing volunteers to help area residents fill sandbags, says City of Ithaca alderperson Deb Mohlenhoff. Ithaca is offering free sand and sandbags, but residents are responsible for filling and transporting them.

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City of Ithaca offering free sand and sandbags to residents as flood concerns spread

City of Ithaca offering free sand and sandbags to residents as flood concerns spread

The City of Ithaca began offering free sand and sandbags to residents today as officials discovered signs that Fall Creek, too, is contributing to the flooding conditions in Ithaca's northside neighborhood. Ice jams in Cascadilla Creek have been causing water to back up into neighborhoods since Monday.

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$75 million gift will establish new cancer center at Weill Cornell Medical College

$75 million gift will establish new cancer center at Weill Cornell Medical College

Cornell University says a "landmark gift" of $75 million from Sandra and Edward Meyer and the Sandra and Edward Meyer Foundation will enable Weill Cornell Medical College to expand its cancer research and care programs. The school will establish the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center.

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Ithaca High School moving student pick-up and drop-off to Lake Street due to flooding

Ithaca High School moving student pick-up and drop-off to Lake Street due to flooding

Flooding and icing conditions near Ithaca High School have forced school officials to move student pick-up and drop-off to the Lake Street side of the IHS campus for today and tomorrow. The school district asks area residents to help by avoiding Lake Street or North Cayuga Street near the high school for non-school-related travel.

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Just one apartment seriously damaged as IFD contains West Hill fire

Just one apartment seriously damaged as IFD contains West Hill fire

Two adult West Hill residents and their dog are being assisted by the Red Cross this afternoon after a fire at their Hector Street apartment building displaced them from their home. The Ithaca Fire Department says Tompkins County 911 took a call at about 11:20 this morning to report the fire, which started outside the apartment.

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IFD extinguishes dryer fire at northside laundromat

IFD extinguishes dryer fire at northside laundromat

The Ithaca Fire Department put out a fire at a northside laundromat early Tuesday evening in the middle of a busy week assisting with flooding. Firefighters were on South Hill dealing with flooding from a broken pipe, and another crew, headed to pump out a basement on First Street, diverted to the fire.

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Buses taking Ithaca residents to protest fracking outside Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address

Buses taking Ithaca residents to protest fracking outside Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address

Ithaca residents will be among thousands that plan to rally to protest fracking outside Governor Andrew Cuomo's annual State of the State Address, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Organizers say buses will leave the Wegmans parking lot on Meadow Street at 8:30am Wednesday.

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Mayor Myrick declares state of emergency to deal with ice jam flooding on Ithaca's Northside

Mayor Myrick declares state of emergency to deal with ice jam flooding on Ithaca's Northside

As the Department of Public Works continues its efforts to clear ice that's blocking Cascadilla Creek, Mayor Svante Myrick has declared a state of emergency in the City of Ithaca so the City can secure outside resources, if needed. Ice jams Monday morning caused by weekend melting created localized flooding in Fall Creek and other parts of Ithaca's northside.

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Water gushing from storm drains complicates Fall Creek flooding as temperatures hover near zero

Water gushing from storm drains complicates Fall Creek flooding as temperatures hover near zero

Residents on Ithaca's northside hoped to be done with the flooding that affected the Fall Creek area yesterday, but no such luck. Some of the considerable snowmelt from the weekend, slowed in its path and diverted by ice jams, is now gushing from overloaded storm drains and again flooding streets in the low-lying area.

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Flooded Fall Creek neighborhood turning to sheet of ice as temperature drops

Flooded Fall Creek neighborhood turning to sheet of ice as temperature drops

Bitter cold air that has already dropped about 20 degrees over the course of today, and is heading below zero overnight, is starting to freeze the water-logged Fall Creek area on Ithaca's northside. A number of roads in the area flooded this morning due to ice dams in Cascadilla Creek.

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