Security Message for U.S. Citizens Flooding and Landslides

The U.S. Embassy in Freetown is aware of the tragic mudslides and flooding in Freetown today.  As a precaution, all U.S. Citizens are advised to avoid areas affected by flooding.  U.S. citizens in-country, please contact your families to let them know you are safe.

We are monitoring the situation and express our condolences to all who have been impacted.                

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Sierra Leone.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • You can contact U. S. Embassy Freetown is located at Southridge, Hill Station Freetown, Sierra Leone.
  • You can contact us at +232- 99 105-500 during regular business hours or call the Emergency After-Hours Telephone +232-99 905-029.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-444 from other countries 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).