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From:Monday, January 12, 2009 11:25 AM -0900
Subject:DHS&EM 12 January 2009 Situation Report 09-012 

SITUATION REPORT 09-012 (as of 11:00 AM, 12 January 2009)

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.

Flood Warning
The National Weather Service in Juneau has issued a flood warning due to rain and melting snow for the Northern Inner Channels area of Southeast Alaska including Gustavus and Hoonah until 3:00 pm today, Monday.  The weather front over the gulf will continue to spread heavy rain across the area along with raising freezing levels. This weather front will produce 1 to 2 inches of rain and with the deep snow pack, cause drainage problems. Many drains are likely to be blocked with snow and cause standing water on roadways. Small streams will rise as the freezing levels rise through the day. The rain on the deep snow pack will also increase the weight and density of the snow.

Blizzard Warning
Central and the Western Aleutians including the cities of Atka, Adak Shemya and Amchitka. A blizzard warning remains in effect until 4:00 pm Tuesday. An intense low will pass south of the Aleutians today through Tuesday. An associated strong front will move into the central and western Aleutians by this morning. Strong winds to 50 mph combined with snow and blowing snow will reduce visibilities to less than one quarter mile for areas from Amchitka east. Conditions are not anticipated to start improving until Tuesday afternoon.

Winter Storm Warning
Haines Borough and Lynn Canal including the City of Haines. A winter storm warning remains in effect until 3:00 pm this afternoon. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 15 inches of snow are expected north of the airport along the Haines Highway.

Useful link:
  Weather: Current Public and Marine Hazards and Regional News http: http://www.arh.noaa.gov/:
Volcano:  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
Airport Flight Status (Anchorage) http://aia-mufids.dot.state.ak.us/
Road Information:  can be found at http://511.Alaska.gov/ or call 511.
 Oil and Hazardous Substance Releases:  Photographs and spill information "Quick Links: Active Spill Responses":  http://www.state.ak.us/dec/spar/perp/index.htm 

The Next Situation Report: will be published as of 11:00 am, 13 January 2009. 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.