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From:Tuesday, March 25, 2008 11:37 AM -0800
Subject:DHS&EM 25 March 2008 Situation Report 08-085 
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STATE OF ALASKA
DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY
AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

SITUATION REPORT 08-085 (as of 11:00 AM, March 25, 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.

West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
Broadcast:  
There will be a Tsunami end-to-end test on Wednesday, March 26th

Alaska kick-off: 0945 AST

Test responses and comments can be submitted here

Alaska Tsunami Awareness Week Proclamation is available here

Travel Advisory, Dalton Highway
DOT&PF Northern Region Maintenance & Operations has issued a travel advisory for Dalton Highway, MP 356 through 415  due high winds causing low to zero visibility.  Please reduce your speed and travel with your headlights on. Please watch for equipment and crews out on the road.

Wind Chill Warning
The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has issued a wind chill warning which is in effect until 6 am Wednesday for the Western Arctic Coast including Wainwright, Atqasuk, Point Lay and Cape Lisburne.  East winds 20 to 25 mph combined with temperatures as low as 30 below will produce wind chill as low as 60 below through tonight.

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 26, 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