United States Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Severe Flooding in Tbilisi
Date: June 14, 2015
U.S. Embassy Tbilisi informs U.S. citizens that flooding in Tbilisi last night caused significant damage, including several casualties. A number of zoo animals also escaped. Although some have been captured, others remain at large. There are numerous road closures around the city, including Heroes Square and parts of the river road. Residents should exercise caution and avoid affected areas, particularly those adjacent to the zoo.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Georgia Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messagesand make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Georgia, located at # 11 George Balanchine Street; 0131 Tbilisi, Georgia, at + 995-32- 227-7724, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +995-32-227-7000 or (032) 227-7000 if calling from a local mobile phone.