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From:Wednesday, June 3, 2009 1:11 PM -0800
Subject:DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-154 for 3 Jun 09 
Today’s Situation Report email contains the following attachments:
- DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-154 for June 3, 2009
- Immediate Housing Needs

Blackberry Users Section
Condensed version of sitrep for Blackberry users

DHS&EM Operations
Operational Environment
The SECC has deactivated its Incident Command, but the cooperative liaisons, local officials, State agencies in conjunction with the joint DHS&EM and FEMA staff continues support and coordinate with communities affected by Spring Flood Breakup.

Activity at Redoubt Volcano continues.

There are several wildfires burning throughout the state

• Significant Weather from the NWS
There is no significant weather at this time.

Declared Disasters – Response Phase
State Disasters:
• 2009 Spring Floods
On May 6, 2009, Governor Sarah Palin declared a disaster for the flooding event in the Interior of Alaska, including the drainages of the Yukon, Kuskokwim, Kobuk, and Susitna Rivers
On May 25, Governor Sarah Palin sent a letter to the federal government officially requesting a federal disaster declaration for the spring floods of 2009.
Several communities have been flooded due to ice jams and associated high water.  Some communities, most notably Eagle and Eagle Village, have experienced significant damages from the flooding. The SECC has been deactivated while an ongoing flood support effort continues.

An Immediate Housing Needs leaflet is attached.

Community Assistance and Monitored Events
• H1N1 Flu Outbreak
The ongoing outbreak of novel influenza A (H1N1) continues to expand in the United States and internationally.

On May 28, a Fairbanks woman was confirmed as Alaska’s first case of H1N1.

Avian influenza - situation in Egypt
2 June 2009 -- The Ministry of Health of Egypt has reported a new confirmed human case of avian influenza A/H5N1 on 01 June 2009.
The case is a 4-year old female child from the Kefr El Sheikh District of Kefr El Sheikh Governorate. Her symptoms started on 30 May 2009 with fever, cough and sore throat. She was admitted to Kefr El Sheikh Fever Hospital on 31 May 2009. The patient received oseltamivir and is in a stable condition.  Investigations into the source of infection indicated that she had close contact with dead and sick poultry. The case was confirmed by the Egyptian Central Public Health Laboratories. Of the 78 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 27 have been fatal.

As of 06:00 GMT, 1 June 2009, 62 countries have officially reported 17, 410 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection, including 115 deaths.

Alaska Fire Season
The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center (AICC) situation report has been attached to this sitrep email.  It contains current fire statistics and information on active fires.  The AICC sitrep can also be found on the AICC web site at http://fire.ak.blm.gov/ along with other wildfire-related information.

• Alaska Wildfires
Alaska Interagency Coordination Center (AICC) reports:
As of June 2, 2009, there have been a total of 201 fires reported with total acreage of 107,107.3.

Significant Fires:
- Broken Snowshoe Fire
The Broken Snowshoe fire near McGrath is active with an acreage increase to 25,345.0 acres. Demobe of crews, overheads, and helicopters continues today. Crews continue to secure and mopup the fire perimeter along the southern flank. Crews will continue work on the southern flank. The decrease in acreage is due to better mapping information.

• Red Flag Warnings
Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 10 PM Wednesday for low humidity for portions of the Central and Eastern Interior.

Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 10 PM Wednesday for low humidity for a portion of the North Slopes of the Alaska Range.

Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 10 PM Wednesday for low humidity south of the Yukon River for a portion of the Northern Interior.

Please see the National Weather Service Fire Weather site at http://firewx.arh.noaa.gov/ for the most current fire weather information.

• Lightning Information
As of today, there were no reported strikes.

Road Information:  can be found at http://511.Alaska.gov/ or call 511.

The Next Situation Report: will be published as of 1:00 pm, 4 June 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.


Femmia R.B.
Emergency Management Specialist
428-7100 or 428-7019 (direct)