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From:Tuesday, March 3, 2009 1:08 PM -0900
Subject:DHS&EM 3 March 2009 Situation Report 09-062 

SITUATION REPORT 09-062 (as of 11:00 AM, 3 March 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.)

Blizzard Warning
Western Aleutians including Shemya and Amchitka -- blizzard warning in effect until noon Wednesday west of Kiska.

Travel Advisory
Dalton Highway Milepost 394 through 409 (Deadhorse)
A travel advisory has been issued for Milepost 394 through 409 of the Dalton Highway.  Due to drifting snow in this section it is down to one lane. Crews and equipments are out clearing the road.  Expect delays and drive with extreme caution. This advisory is in effect for the next 24 hours.  

Alaska Volcanos

Alaska Volcano Observatory Current Status Report
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 12:31 PM

Redoubt Volcano
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Unrest at Redoubt Volcano continues. No eruption has occurred. Seismicity continues to be dominated by small discrete earthquakes. There have not been any significant earthquake swarms in the past 24 hours.

Okmok Volcano
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
AVO raised the Aviation Color Code to YELLOW and the Volcanic Alert Level to ADVISORY for Okmok volcano yesterday evening due to a series of short bursts of volcanic tremor that occurred over a 24 hour period. Over the past 12 hours, these tremor bursts have mostly ceased. Clouds have obscured views of the volcano, however there is no evidence that an eruption has occurred. This increase in seismic activity does not necessarily indicate that an eruption will occur, or that an eruption is likely.

Cleveland Volcano
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
AVO has received no reports of activity at Cleveland in the past 24 hours. Low-level ash emissions may occur with little or no warning.

Useful link:
Airport Flight Status (Anchorage) http://aia-mufids.dot.state.ak.us/
Air Quality Advisories & Alerts: http://www.dec.state.ak.us/air/am/aq_sr.htm
Oil and Hazardous Substance Releases:  Photographs and spill information "Quick Links: Active Spill Responses":  http://www.state.ak.us/dec/spar/perp/index.htm 
Road Information:  can be found at http://511.Alaska.gov/ or call 511.
Volcano:  Current Volcano information: http://www.avo.alaska.edu
Aviation color codes and Volcano alert levels: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/color_codes.php
Weather: Current Public and Marine Hazards and Regional News http: http://www.arh.noaa.gov/

The Next Situation Report: will be published as of 11:00 am, 4 March 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.