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From:Monday, March 24, 2008 11:22 AM -0800
Subject:DHS&EM 24 March 2008 Situation Report 08-084 
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STATE OF ALASKA
DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY
AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

SITUATION REPORT 08-084 (as of 11:00 AM, March 24, 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, Dalton Highway
DOT&PF Northern Region Maintenance & Operations has issued a travel advisory for Dalton Highway, MP 28 through 130 due low to zero visibility, heavy and drifting snow through this section.  Please reduce speed and travel with your headlights on. Please watch for equipment and crews out on the road.

Earthquake
The Alaska Earthquake Information Center has located the following earthquake:

A light earthquake has occurred on Monday, March 24th at 3:43 AM in the Alaska Peninsula region of Alaska. This earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.4 and was located at a depth of about 3 miles. It was felt in King Cove. No reports of this event causing damage have been received at this time. Distance to nearby locations: 60 miles SE of False Pass and 167 miles E of Unalaska.

A strong earthquake has occurred on Saturday, March 22nd at 1:24 PM in the Andreanof Islands region of Alaska. This earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 and was located at a depth of about 83 miles.  No reports of this event being felt or causing damage have been received at this time. Distance to nearby locations: 81 miles W of Adak and 418 miles W of Nikolski.

Wind Chill Warning
The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has issued the following:

-Northwestern Brooks Range including Singiluk and Umiat. Wind chill warning remains in effect until 6 am Tuesday.  Northeast winds to 25 mph and cold temperatures in passes of the Northwest Brooks Range will continue to cause wind chills to 60 below through Tuesday morning.

- Northeastern Brooks Range including Anaktuvuk Pass, Atigun Pass, Galbraith Lake, Sagwon and Franklin Bluffs. Wind chill warning remains in effect until 6 am Tuesday. Northeast winds to 25 mph and cold temperatures in passes of the Northeast Brooks Range will continue to cause wind chills to 60 below through Tuesday morning.

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 25, 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