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Subject:DHS&EM 2 June 2008 Situation Report 08-154 

SITUATION REPORT 08-154 (as of 11:00 AM, June 2, 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

State of Alaska Situation
(Updates to this section from previous Situation Report are in Italics.)

Alaska Wildfires
Alaska Interagency Coordination Center (AICC):
As of June 2, 2008, there have been a total of 158 fires reported with total acreage of 1,265.6.

Please see the AICC Morning Highlights http://fire.ak.blm.gov/content/news/highlights/current.pdf for additional wildfire news and information.

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center located a minor earthquake that occurred on Monday, June 2nd at 9:27 AM in the Cook Inlet region of Alaska. This earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 3.6 and was located at a depth of about 5 miles. This earthquake was felt in Willow and Palmer.  No reports of this event causing damage have been received at this time.  Distance to nearby locations:  10 miles N of Willow and 42 miles WNW of Sutton.

Red Flag Warning
Eastern Alaska Range.  A red flag warning is in effect until 10 pm this evening for strong wind for a portion of the north slopes of the Alaska Range.  Discussion:  south winds gusting 20 to 25 mph this morning are expected to increase while relative humidity values will continue to drop. These conditions are likely to continue through this evening before Rh values recover. The ridge of high pressure will continue to build over the interior which will serve to increase the winds this afternoon as well.

Please see http://firewx.arh.noaa.gov/ for current fire weather forecasts.

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 2:00 PM, June 3, 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.