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Subject:DHS&EM 10 November 2008 Situation Report 08-315 

SITUATION REPORT 08-315 (as of 11:00 AM, 10 November 2008)

Homeland Security Advisory System – National Level:  Yellow-Elevated
Homeland Security Advisory System – Alaska Level:  Yellow-Elevated
State Emergency Coordination Center Preparedness Level 2
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 Volcanoes

Redoubt Volcano
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Seismicity remains low at Redoubt Volcano. Satellite views of the volcano were mostly cloudy with no activity observed.

Okmok Volcano
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Seismic activity at Okmok Volcano remains low. Satellite views of the volcano continue to be mostly cloudy with no activity observed.

FEMA-1796-DR -AK (Tanana Basin Flooding)
The Joint FEMA field office remains open in Anchorage until November 14, 2008 for processing project worksheets. The JFO facility in Anchorage will close on November 21, 2008.

Travel Advisory
Dalton Highway.  Alyeska support crews will be running a 24 hour work operations along the Dalton Highway. Expect work vehicles and crews along the road. Please drive with caution.
Projected dates and locations:
  Oct 29 through Nov 10—Dalton Hwy MP 269 (Pump Station 4) to MP 385.
 Nov 20 through Nov 26—Dalton Hwy MP 380 to Deadhorse.

Useful link:
Current Volcano information: http://www.avo.alaska.edu
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 NWS:  http://www.arh.noaa.gov/
Airport Flight Status (Anchorage) http://aia-mufids.dot.state.ak.us/
Road Information:  can be found at http://511.Alaska.gov/ or call 511.
 Photographs and other spill information available at:  http://www.state.ak.us/dec/spar/perp/index.htm 

The Next Situation Report: will be published as of 11:00 am, 12 November 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.