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SITUATION REPORT 09-096 (as of 11:00 AM, 6 April 2009)

Homeland Security Advisory System – National Level:  Yellow-Elevated
Homeland Security Advisory System – Alaska Level:  Yellow-Elevated
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.)

State of Alaska Situation
DHS&EM continues to closely monitor the Redoubt volcanic situation.

Alaska Volcano

Alaska Volcano Observatory Current Status Report, 6 April 2009
Redoubt Volcano
Current Aviation Color Code: RED
Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING

AVO raised the aviation color code to Red and alert level to Warning on 4 April due to a significant eruption of Mt. Redoubt.  The volcano remains at aviation color code RED and alert level WARNING.

The eruption of Redoubt continues. Small earthquakes and intermittent tremor continue at Redoubt. Intermittent views by the AVO web camera today shows a continuous plume composed primarily of water vapor and gas rising above the summit to less than 15,000 feet and drifting northeast.

Please see the National Weather Service Redoubt coordination page http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/volcano.php for the latest ash fall information.

Other links to updates and status of Redoubt Volcano activity:
- Significant aviation weather forecast/product updates link: http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/volcano.php
- Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

Winter Storm Warning
St Lawrence Island and Bering Strait Coast including Gambell, Savoonga, Brevig Mission, Teller, Wales and Diomede. Winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 am Tuesday. Winds gusting around 40 mph with poor visibility in snow and blowing snow will continue over Saint Lawrence Island today. Visibility will be less than one quarter mile at times.

Other Useful link:
- Airport Flight Status (Anchorage) http://aia-mufids.dot.state.ak.us/
- 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.
- 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, 7 April 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.