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SITUATION REPORT 08-115 (as of 11:00 AM, April 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)

Juneau Avalanche
At approximately 3:54 AM April 16, 2008 an avalanche occurred near the Snettisham Hydroelectric Plant causing damage to approximately 1.5 miles of Alaska Electric Light and Power's (AEL&P) transmission lines. On April 17 the City and Borough of Juneau issued a declaration of local disaster emergency. The declaration estimates financial impacts throughout the City and Borough of Juneau to public, private, and commercial properties totaling approximately twenty-five million dollars.
The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority dispatched teams to provide intial coordination and technical assistance to the City and Borough of Juneau and Alaska Electric Light and Power Company. The State of Alaska is in the process of reviewing the City and Borough's request for assistance.

Riverwatch 2008
The DHS&EM Operations section is preparing to launch the 2008 Riverwatch program.  This program monitors the breakup of major rivers in Alaska and warns residents along those rivers of potential flooding from ice jams.  The 2008 Spring Flood Breakup Guide is posted on our website at http://www.ak-prepared.com/

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 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.