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SITUATION REPORT 08-248 (as of 11:00 AM, 4 September, 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)

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

Threat Level Changes
No change.

Alaska Support to Hurricane Gustav
The Alaska National Guard has deployed Alaska resources to Louisiana for approximately 15 days in support of the emergency response to Hurricane Gustav.  DHS&EM has primed other state departments should additional support be required for the 2008 hurricane season.

Travel Advisory, Dalton Highway
Update. Dalton Highway, 78 Mile to Atigun Pass on Wednesday and Atigun Pass to Prudhoe Bay on Thursday.  An Alaska West Trucking will be moving a module along the Dalton Highway.  They will be leaving 78 Mile on 3 September, stopping for the night at Atigun Pass and heading Prudhoe Bay on 4 September.  The module is 24 feet wide and approximately 244,000 lbs.  Please watch for the pilot cars and expect some delays.

Tanana Basin Flooding
The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s State Disaster Assistance Program remains open for individuals and families who sustained damages to their primary residence, personal property, and transportation during the July/August 2008 flooding event.  To apply, call toll free, 1-800-921-3682. The deadline to apply for State Disaster Assistance is 3 October 2008.

Alaska Volcano Observatory

Kasatochi Volcano
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE; Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH

Okmok Volcano
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW; Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY

Cleveland Volcano
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW; Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY

Other useful link:
Current Volcano information: http://www.avo.alaska.edu
Ted Stevens Airport Flight Status (Anchorage) http://aia-mufids.dot.state.ak.us/
Complete definitions of Aviation color codes and Volcano alert levels: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/color_codes.php for
Current weather warnings and watches for State of Alaska can be found at the National Weather Service:  http://www.arh.noaa.gov/
Road Information:  can be found at http://511.Alaska.gov/ or call 511.

The Next Situation Report: will be published as of 11:00 am, 5 September, 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.