Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Flooding in Zadar Area

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens residing in and traveling to Croatia of flash flooding along the Dalmatian coast, including in and around the city of Zadar. According to the Croatian Directorate for Protection and Rescue, rain and flooding are ongoing and are causing disruptions to traffic, electricity, water, telephone and internet systems.

Local authorities recommend that individuals avoid flooded areas and boil tap water before drinking until otherwise advised.  Additional updates on the situation can be found on the Croatian Directorate for Protection and Rescue website at:  http://duzs.hr/.

The floods have caused several road closures in and near Zadar.  Please be prepared to arrange alternate routes and modes of transport as needed, and monitor the Hrvatski Auto Klub website (http://www.hak.hr/en) for updated traffic information.  In general, individuals should avoid driving or walking into standing water.

The Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens monitor local news, including Radio Dalmacia and https://www.hina.hr/, both of which offer updates in English; limit unnecessary travel to affected areas; and follow the instructions of local authorities.

In case of emergency, please contact the Croatian Directorate for Protection and Rescue at 112 or if calling from abroad, +385-112.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for theWorldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and,  Croatia Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Croatia located at Ulica Thomasa Jeffersona 2, 10010 Zagreb, at 385 (0)1-661-2300, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or by email at ZagrebACS@state.gov.  The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is 385 1 661 2400. You may also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free from the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).