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Subject:DHS&EM 5 June 2008 Situation Report 08-157 

SITUATION REPORT 08-157 (as of 11:00 AM, June 5, 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.)

Flood Advisory
The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has issued a small stream flood advisory for small rivers and streams along the Steese Highway from east of Cleary Summit to Central along Chena Hot Springs road from Two Rivers east to Chena Hot Springs and west of the Charley and Goodpaster Rivers until 200 pm Thursday.  Fairbanks weather radar and rain gages in the uplands on both sides of the Steese Highway and Chena Hot Springs road indicate that rainfall amounts up to two inches have occurred overnight. The Birch Creek near Miller house stream gage along the Steese Highway has risen over a foot overnight and is within one foot of its flood stage of 44 feet. Small streams and rivers in these areas may reach bankfull or flood stage by this afternoon and cause areas of local high water along the roadways and over trails.  Larger rivers such as the Chena River are not expected to rise as much today.

Alaska Wildfires
Alaska Interagency Coordination Center (AICC):
As of June 5, 2008, there have been a total of 169 fires reported with total acreage of 1,605.2.

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

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 11:00 am, June 6, 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.