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SITUATION REPORT 08-102 (as of 11:00 AM, April 11, 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)

Tank Farm Fuel Release
A diesel fuel spill was discovered on April 8, 2008 at the Village of Shishmaref at a tank farm located about 110 miles north of Nome. The diesel fuel No. 1, released was estimated to be between 100 and 200 gallons. Fuel tanks within the tank farm are shut down; however the source of the leak is not determined at this time. Resources Affected: Soil in the area of the spill. Photographs and other spill information are available for viewing at: http://www.state.ak.us/dec/spar/perp/index.htm 

Diesel Fuel Spill
Update:  On April 10, 2008 after further site assessment, tank gauging and reviewing fuel records, it is estimated that 7,750 gallons of No. 1 diesel fuel spilled. The diesel fuel spill impacted 5,850 square feet of a frozen wetland area which is covered by approximately three feet of snow. On April 5, 2008, a diesel fuel spill was located at the old Buckland Tank Farm in Buckland. It is reported that a fuel transfer pipe located under the pump shed cracked and spilled the fuel. The cause of the crack is under investigation. Additional information, photographs and other spill information is available at: http://www.state.ak.us/dec/spar/perp/index.htm

Current weather warnings and watches for State of 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 14, 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.