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SITUATION REPORT 08-032 (as of 11:00 AM, February 1, 2008)

Homeland Security Advisory System – National Level:  Yellow-Elevated
Homeland Security Advisory System – Alaska Level:  Yellow-Elevated
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)

Threat Level Changes
No change.

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

Winter Storm Warning
The National Weather Service in Juneau has issued a winter storm warning which is in effect until 4 pm this afternoon for Cape Decision to Salisbury Sound Coastal Area including Sitka and Port Alexander.  Snow showers will continue to spread onshore from the Gulf of Alaska through the afternoon hours with an additional 2 to 5 inches through the afternoon. Storm total amount from this system of 6 to 12 inches are possible. Visibilities will be reduced to near zero in falling and blowing snow.

Alaska Volcano Observatory
Cleveland Volcano
Current Aviation Color Code: Yellow
Current Volcano Alert Level: Advisory
A weak thermal anomaly was detected on Tuesday, January 30. No indications of additional activity or thermal anomalies have been seen since that time. AVO monitors Cleveland Volcano with satellite imagery as weather allows.

Cleveland volcano forms the western half of Chuginadak Island, a remote and uninhabited island in the east central Aleutians. It is located about about 45 mi.west of the community of Nikolski, and 940 mi. southwest of Anchorage.

Please see http://www.avo.alaska.edu/color_codes.php for complete definitions of Aviation color codes and Volcanic activity alert levels.
Volcano Information On The Internet: http://www.avo.alaska.edu
Recording On The Status Of Alaska's Volcanoes (907) 786-7478

Rural Alaska Fuel Shortages
The SECC continues to monitor and work with communities in rural Alaska that are facing fuel shortages and/or power generation problems.  The SECC is coordinating with local, state and federal agencies and other organizations to ensure that the situation in these communities does not reach the point of becoming a disaster emergency.

Current weather warnings and watches for Alaska can be found at the following National Weather Service web site:  http://www.arh.noaa.gov/

DOT&PF Road Information:  can be found at http://511.Alaska.gov/ or by calling 511.

The Next Situation Report: will be published as of 11:00 AM, February 4, 2008. 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.