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SITUATION REPORT 08-098 (as of 11:00 AM, April 7, 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)

Heavy Snow Warning
The National Weather Service in Juneau has issued a heavy snow warning for Cape Fairweather to Cape Suckling Coastal Area including Yakutat.  Heavy snow warning is in effect until 4 pm this afternoon. Snow showers rotating around a low in the northern gulf has produced around 5 inches of snow through the morning hours. There will be additional snow accumulation of 2 to 5 inches from the showers moving onshore through the afternoon for a storm total of 7 to 10 inches.

Travel Advisory, Dalton Highway
DOT&PF Northern Region Maintenance & Operations has issued a travel advisory for Dalton Highway, MP 28.8  through 415.1 due high winds.  Road conditions along the Dalton Highway have been reported as having five inches of new snow with drifting and blowing snow causing very low visibility.  Freezing rain has made the road and passes extremely slick. Travelers are advised to reduce speed and use extreme caution while traveling.  Please use your headlights and watch for equipment and crews out on the road.

Division of Forestry
Alaska Interagency Coordination Center Situation Report (AICC)
As of April 7, 2008, there have been a total of 15 fires reported with total acreage of 225.1.  The Friday Creek Fire which occurred on March 31, was reported 100% contained on April 5.  

For information on burn permits in your local area, contact the Division of Forestry office (http://forestry.alaska.gov/fire/) nearest you, or go to their burn permit web page.

Current weather warnings and watches for StateplaceAlaska 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 8, 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.