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STATE OF ALASKA
DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY
AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

SITUATION REPORT 08-259 (as of 11:00 AM, 15 September, 2008)

Homeland Security Advisory System – National Level:  Yellow-Elevated
Homeland Security Advisory System – Alaska Level:  Yellow-Elevated
State Emergency Coordination Center Preparedness Level 1
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

Earthquake
The Alaska Earthquake Information Center located a moderate earthquake that occurred on Sunday, September 14th at 9:41 PM AKDT in the Andreanof Islands region of Alaska. This earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 and was located at a depth of about 26 miles. No reports of this event being felt or causing damage have been received at this time. Distance to nearby locations: 90 miles SW of Adak and 421 miles WSW of Nikolski.

Alaska Hurricane Support to Southern States
The Alaska National Guard reports that deployed resources have been released from their mission to support southern States affected by Hurricane Ike.  Return transport is pending.

Tanana Basin Flooding
The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s State Disaster Assistance Program for the July/August 2008 flooding event remains open. To apply, call toll free, 1-800-921-3682. The deadline to apply for State Disaster Assistance is 3 October 2008.

Alaska Volcanoes
Three Alaska volcanoes: Kasatochi, Okmok and Cleveland are currently at Aviation Color Code Yellow and Volcano Alert Level Advisory.

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, 16 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.
                        http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/20120.pdf