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SITUATION REPORT 08-164 (as of 11:00 AM, June 12, 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 11, 2008, there have been a total of 191 fires reported with total acreage of 2,526.6.

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.

Red Flag Warning
The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has issued the following:

Red flag warning that is in effect until 10 pm Friday for strong wind for a portion of the northern interior.
- Yukon flats and surrounding uplands. Discussion: Northeast winds today will gust to 25 mph in many locations. Relative humidities will also drop well below 30 percent this afternoon and this evening as well. These conditions will also occur tomorrow, so the red flag warning will remain in effect through then.

Fire Watch
Fire weather watch is in effect from Friday morning through Friday evening for strong wind for a portion of the central interior and the Middle Tanana Valley. Discussion: Northeast winds are expected to increase tonight and gust to 25 mph or more in many locations tomorrow. Relative Humidities tomorrow will also drop well below 30 percent by afternoon and remain below 30 percent into the evening.

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 13, 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.