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Subject:DHS&EM 10 March 2008 Situation Report 08-070 

SITUATION REPORT 08-070 (as of 11:00 AM, March 10, 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
City of Saint George:  Last Friday the Operations Section coordinated with Alaska Energy Authority to fly a lineman to Saint George to assist with the repairs on the electrical line that supports the airports navigation aids and lighting. As reported by the City Administrator, power has been restored to the airport navigation aids and the airport is open.  The Delta Western fuel barge arrived on Saturday evening, March 8, and transferred 77,000+ gallons of diesel, 21,000 gallons Jet A and 19,000 gallons of gasoline thus eliminating their fuel shortage disaster emergency.

Native Village of Karluk: DHS&EM Operations continues to monitor fuel delivery efforts and is working to identify additional fuel delivery options.

Native Village of Nikolski:  Nikolski received a fuel shipment on the weekend of March 1st.  Last Friday, March 7, DHS&EM received correspondence from Nikolski rescinding their disaster emergency declaration and request for state assistance with fuel deliveries.

Heavy Snow Warning
The National Weather Service in Juneau has issued a heavy snow warning which is in effect from 9 pm this evening to 6 am ADT Tuesday north of Taku Inlet.  A weather front will move north across the panhandle today and stall over central panhandle late tonight. Snow developing in the evening and continue through the early morning hours on Tuesday.  Total storm accumulation of 4 to 7 inches north of Taku Inlet.

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

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.

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