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SITUATION REPORT 09-027 (as of 11:00 AM, 27 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.)

Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO)
Redoubt Volcano
Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

DHS&EM, AVO and the National Weather Service staffs continue to monitor Redoubt Volcano 24 hours a day. For AVO’s daily update please go to this website:  http://www.avo.alaska.edu

Travel Advisories
Parks Highway, Milepost 241 – MP243, Moody Bridge. Brief Closures at Milepost 241 – MP243, today and tomorrow due to blasting operations under the Moody Bridge by the Alaska Railroad.  Blasting operation begins at 10:00 am. Prepare to stop.

Dalton Highway Milepost 237 – 245 and Milepost 387 – 415. Reports of high winds with heavy drifting and blowing snow causing zero visibility in these areas.

Motorists are advised to use caution, expect brief delays, watch for crews and equipments on the roadway, and reduce speed.

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, 29 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.