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From:Friday, January 9, 2009 12:28 PM -0900
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STATE OF ALASKA
DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY
AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

SITUATION REPORT 09-009 (as of 11:00 AM, 9 January 2009)

Homeland Security Advisory System – National Level:  Yellow-Elevated
Homeland Security Advisory System – Alaska Level:  Yellow-Elevated
State Emergency Coordination Center Preparedness Level 1
Maritime Security (MARSEC) Level – Level I – Low.
Military installations in Alaska are at FPCON A.
State of Alaska Cyber Security Alert Level: Guarded
World Health Organization Pandemic Phase - Phase 3: No or very limited human-to-human transmission (An Influenza Pandemic situation report, which contains an explanation of the WHO Pandemic Phases, is attached to this situation report and updated every Tuesday)

State of Alaska Situation
(Updates to this section from previous Situation Report are in Italics.)

Threat Level Changes
No change.

DHS&EM continues to monitor the impact of extremely cold weather statewide. There is no request for state assistance at this time.

Wind Chill Warnings
- Deltana And Tanana Flats, including Salcha, Delta Junction, Fort Greely, Harding/Birch Lake, Dry Creek, Dot Lake and Healy Lake. The wind chill warning is now in effect until 3 pm this afternoon. East winds to 25 mph with wind chill will persist for most of the day. Winds are expected to diminish to less than 15 mph late this afternoon.

- Upper Tanana Valley and the Fortymile Country including Tok, Tanacross, Eagle, Tetlin, Northway, Alcan, Chicken and Boundary.  Wind chill warning is now in effect until 3 pm this afternoon for areas near the Yukon River. In areas near the Yukon River, local southeast winds 15 to 25 mph combined with low temperatures will produce wind chill to 70 below for most of the day. Winds are expected to diminish to less than 15 mph late this afternoon.

- Denali including Healy, Denali National Park, Carlo Creek and Kantishna. Wind chill warning now in effect until 3 pm this afternoon for areas south of the Denali Park Entrance. The wind chill warning is now in effect until 3 pm this afternoon. In passes south of the Denali Park Entrance, local north winds 15 to 25 mph combined with low temperatures will produce wind chill to 65 below.

- Eastern Alaska Range including Mentasta Lake, Black Rapids, Donnelly Dome, Trims Camp, Eagle Trail and Mineral Lake. .Wind chill warning is now in effect until 6 pm this afternoon for Mentasta Pass. Northeast winds to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph in Mentasta Pass combined with temperatures to 35 below will produce wind chill to 65 below today.

Winter Storm Warnings
- Haines Borough and Lynn Canal
- Glacier Bay
- Eastern Chichagof Island
- Salisbury Sound to Cape Fairweather Coastal Area
- Eastern Baranof Island and Southern Admiralty Island
- Juneau Borough and Northern Admiralty Island
- Inner Channels from Kupreanof Island to Etolin Island
- Misty Fjords
Including the Cities of Haines, Gustavus, Hoonah, Elfin Cove, Pelican, Angoon, Juneau, Petersburg Wrangell, Kake and Hyder
A winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 pm this afternoon. Snow will continue through late this afternoon. Snowfalls of 1 to 2 feet with locally higher amounts are expected by this afternoon. Locally windy conditions will accompany with the storm through this afternoon with gusts up to 40 mph in exposed areas.

- Taiya Inlet and Klondike Highway including Skagway. Blizzard warning now in effect until 6 pm this afternoon. Northeast wind to 30 mph with gusts up to around 45 mph combined with cold temperatures over the region will produce wind chill temperatures between 30 below to 50 below zero through this morning. Areas of blowing snow will reduce visibility below 1/4 mile at times. Heavy snow will continue through this afternoon. Snowfall of 1 foot or more is likely by late this afternoon.

Travel is discouraged unless it is an absolute emergency. Visibilities will be reduced to near zero in falling and blowing snow.

Exposed skin in the warning area can become frostbitten in 10 minutes. If you must be outdoors, be sure to cover all exposed skin.

Useful link:
  Weather: Current Public and Marine Hazards and Regional News http: http://www.arh.noaa.gov/:
Volcano:  Current Volcano information: http://www.avo.alaska.edu
    Complete definitions of Aviation color codes and Volcano alert levels: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/color_codes.php for
Airport Flight Status (Anchorage) http://aia-mufids.dot.state.ak.us/
Road Information:  can be found at http://511.Alaska.gov/ or call 511.
 Oil and Hazardous Substance Releases:  Photographs and spill information "Quick Links: Active Spill Responses":  http://www.state.ak.us/dec/spar/perp/index.htm 

The Next Situation Report: will be published as of 11:00 am, 12 January 2009. A significant change in the situation or the threat level will prompt an interim report. Please direct questions regarding this report to the SECC at 907-428-7100 or secc@ak-prepared.com.

How to reach the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Phone the State Emergency Coordination Center (SECC) by dialing (907) 428-7100 or 1-800-478-2337, 24 hours per day.  Information on emergency topics is available on the Division's web site at http://www.ak-prepared.com.  Homeland Security information may be found at http://www.ak-prepared.com/homelandsecurity/

How to reach the Division of Administration – State Cyber Security Program:  If you have questions you may contact Darrell Davis, State Computer Security Officer darrel.davis@Alaska.gov.

For further information:
Being prepared: Ready.gov
Countries:              U.S. State Department Background Notes.
Maps:           United Nations Cartographic Section
                University of Texas Library Map Section.
                        http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/20120.pdf