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Subject:DHS&EM 26 February 2008 Situation Report 08-057 

SITUATION REPORT 08-057 (as of 11:00 AM, February 26, 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)

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.

Alaska Volcano Observatory
Veniaminof Volcano
Current Aviation Color Code: Yellow
Current Volcano Alert Level: Advisory
Seismicity remains above normal. Partly cloudy webcam views show steaming from the active intracaldera cinder cone. There are no indications that more vigorous activity is imminent or even likely. AVO will continue to monitor activity at Mount Veniaminof using seismic data, satellite images, internet camera data and observer reports. Please see http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Veniaminof.php for more information.

Cleveland Volcano
Current Aviation Color Code: Yellow
Current Volcano Alert Level: Advisory
Mostly clear satellite views showed nothing unusual at Cleveland today. AVO has received no reports of activity at Cleveland over the last 24 hours. AVO monitors Cleveland Volcano with satellite imagery as weather allows. Please see http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Cleveland.php for more information.

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

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

The Next Situation Report: will be published as of 11:00 AM, February 27, 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.