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From:Tuesday, March 4, 2008 11:03 AM -0900
Subject:DHS&EM 4 March 2008 Situation Report 08-064 
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STATE OF ALASKA
DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY
AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

SITUATION REPORT 08-064 (as of 11:00 AM, March 4, 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 City of Saint George issued a disaster declaration with a request for state assistance yesterday due to the ongoing fuel shortage and the current power outage to critical facilities.  The DHSEM Operations section received the declaration this morning and is currently evaluating the request for state assistance.
DHS&EM Operations continues to coordinate fuel delivery efforts and is working to reduce potential life safety issues resulting from fuel shortages at several coastal communities including Nikolski and St George.  Nikolski received a delivery of 12,000 gallons of fuel this weekend.  St George airport navigational aids are out due to a power outage.  Coordination with Karluk on issues resulting from fuel shortage situation continues.

Earthquake
The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center reported an earthquake, magnitude 5.4, occurred 20 miles northeast of Atka Village at 10:25 AST.  The earthquake was felt, but no damage reports have been received.

Alaska Volcano Information:  Please see http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/

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, March 5, 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.
                        http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/20120.pdf