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From:Thursday, June 4, 2009 1:15 PM -0800
Subject:DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-155 for 4 Jun 09 
Today’s Situation Report email contains the following attachments:
- DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-155 for June 4, 2009
- Immediate Housing Needs

- Current AICC Sit Report

- current AICC Morning Highlights

- current AICC News and Notes

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
Red Flag Warnings

Copper River Basin -- remains in effect until 10 pm this evening for low humidity
Deltana and Tanana Flats, Denali and the Northeastern Slopes of the Eastern Alaska Range -- in effect from 1 pm this afternoon to 10 pm  this evening for strong wind

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

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.

As of 06:00 GMT, 3 June 2009, 66 countries have officially reported 19,273 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection, including 117 deaths.

Alaska Fire Season
The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center (AICC) Situation Report, AICC Morning Highlights and the AICC News and Notes are attached to this sitrep email and can be found on the AICC web site at http://fire.ak.blm.gov/.  It contains current fire statistics and information on active fires along with other wildfire-related information.

• Alaska Wildfires
Alaska Interagency Coordination Center (AICC):
As of June 2, 2009, there have been a total of 203 fires reported with total acreage of 113,917.0.

Significant Fires:
- Broken Snowshoe Fire
The Broken Snowshoe Fire, 25,345 acres, is 41% contained. Crews continue suppression efforts. Two of the crews will demobe today. The decrease in acreage is due to better mapping information.

-- Ladue River Fire
Ladue River Fire, 1 June 2009, increased 3,500 acres yesterday to 7,000 acres. The fire is very actively burning in white and black spruce in *Limited protection on State land in the Tok area. There is moderate smoke all the way to the Canadian border.

*Limited means fires are monitored.  Site-specific actions are taken as warranted.

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, 5 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 (SECC) or 428-7019 (direct)