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From:Thursday, April 3, 2008 1:25 PM -0800
Subject:DHS&EM 3 April 2008 Situation Report 08-094 
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STATE OF ALASKA
DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY
AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

SITUATION REPORT 08-094 (as of 11:00 AM, April 3, 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)

Winter Storm Warning
The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has issued a winter storm warning for the following:

A low pressure system in the central Bering Sea will move up to Norton Sound on Thursday and cross the Seward Peninsula Thursday night. This will bring widespread snowfall and some freezing rain to the southwest interior, the Bering Sea coast and the Seward Peninsula on Thursday and into Friday.

- Lower Yukon Valley including Marshall, Russian Mission, Holy Cross, Grayling, Shageluk, Anvik and Flat.  A winter storm warning remains in effect until 10 am Friday.  Snow will continue into Friday morning. Snow will begin to mix with freezing rain on Thursday afternoon and evening. A total of 5 to 10 inches of new snow is expected by Friday morning with the heavier amounts along the Nulato hills. Up to one quarter of an inch of ice accumulation is also expected.

- Lower Koyukuk and Middle Yukon Valleys including Galena, Nulato, Huslia, Kaltag, Ruby and Koyukuk. A winter storm warning remains in effect until 10 am Friday. Snow will continue to fall into Friday morning. Snow will begin to mix with freezing rain during the day on Thursday from Galena. South and east with up to one quarter of an inch of ice accumulation expected. A total of 4 to 10 inches of new snow is expected by Friday morning with the heavier amounts along the
Nulato Hills.

Mekoryuk Water Shortage
On March 28, DHS&EM Operations Section received a letter from the City of Merkoryuk requesting State Assistance for the use of linen hose and pumps for temporary use to fill their water tank.  The division is working is working with the Division of Forestry and the Coastal Villages Region Fund to fill this request.

Rural Alaska Fuel Shortages
DHS&EM Operations continues to monitor fuel status in our western Alaska communities.

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, April 4, 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