Alert: Portugal – Lisbon Area – Flood Warning

Event:  The city of Lisbon has issued a Red Alert due to weather conditions as a result of flooding around the region.  The Lisbon city council and Civil Protection have encouraged everyone to stay home for their safety, and the following roads are currently closed due to flooding: 

Tunnels Campo Pequeno + 2 Campo Grande + Av Joao XXI + Av. Berlin; 
Eixo Norte-Sul; 
2nd circular – Direction Lisboa Norte; 
Radial de Benfica;
Av. Infante D. Henrique next to the Russian Baptist Tunnel; 
Av of. Berna; 
Av. Calouste Gulbenkian; 
All access to Praça de Espanha;  |
Av. Ceuta, Alfredo Bensaúde, Peneda Road;
Alcântara (several locations);
Crossing Gago Coutinho with USA; 
Radial de Benfica; 
Square of 7 rivers; 
Avenue of St. Contestable; 
Av. July 24 to Bethlehem; 
Av. Ceuta next to the access to the bridge April 25. 

Actions to Take: 

Monitor local media for updates.
View the for the full text and list of restrictions.
Avoid dangerous areas.
Make contingency plans in case you need to leave.
Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
Notify friends and family of your safety.
View for detailed information about current operations and alerts.
Access Lisbon Municipality Website for information.
Public transportation such as bus, subway and trains in Lisbon are temporarily suspended.  


American Citizens Services, U.S. Embassy, Lisbon, Portugal
Emergency during Business Hours:  +351 21-727-3300 
Emergency outside of Business Hours:  +351 21-727-3300