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SITUATION REPORT 08-078 (as of 11:00 AM, March 18, 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
DHS&EM Operations continues to monitor fuel status in our western Alaska communities.

Travel Advisory, Elliott Highway
DOT&PF Northern Region Maintenance & Operations has issued a travel advisory for the Elliott Highway at MP 92-106.  Due to gusty winds, there are areas of heavy drifting and blowing snow.  Please reduce speeds, drive with caution and watch for crews and equipment working in the areas.  

Wind Chill Warning
The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has issued wind chill warnings for the following:

- Northwestern Brooks Range including Singiluk and Umiat. A wind chill warning remains in effect until 12 pm Wednesday.  In passes, wind chills to 60 below will continue through Wednesday.

- Northeastern Brooks Range including Anaktuvuk Pass. Atigun Pass, Galbraith Lake, Sagwon and Franklin Bluffs. A wind chill warning remains in effect until 12 pm Wednesday. In passes, wind chills to 65 below will continue through Wednesday.

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 19, 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.