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From:Tuesday, June 9, 2009 12:29 PM -0800
Subject:DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-160 for 9 Jun 09 
Today’s Situation Report email contains the following attachments:

- DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-160 for June 9, 2009
- Current AICC Sit Report
- current AICC News and Notes
- Laboratory-confirmed cases of new influenza A(H1N1)

Blackberry Users Section
Condensed version of sitrep for Blackberry users

DHS&EM Operations
Operational Environment
The SECC is now working on normal schedule.  DHS&EM continues to work with FEMA in anticipation of a decision on federal assistance for the 09 Spring Flood.

Activity at Redoubt Volcano continues.

SECC continues to check on monitor wildfires activities throughout the state. For complete details please see current AICC attachments.

• Significant Weather from the NWS

Red Flag Warning
Copper River Basin -- in effect from 3 pm this afternoon to 10 pm this evening for low humidity.

Please see the National Weather Service for Alaska Weather Alerts located at http://www.arh.noaa.gov/hazards.php or Fire Weather at http://firewx.arh.noaa.gov/ for the most current 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, Eagle Village, Aniak, Akiachak, Emmonak, Kwethluk, McGrath, Stevens Village, and Tanana have experienced significant damages from the flooding.

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.

From the State of Alaska - Department of Health and Social Services.

2009 Alaska Laboratory Confirmed H1N1 Cases (Swine Flu)
Statewide 5.0
*updated June 8, 2009 at 3:00 PM

8 June 2009 -- As of 06:00 GMT, 8 June 2009, 73 countries have officially reported 25,288 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection, including 139 deaths. The breakdown of the number of laboratoryconfirmed cases by country is attached to this email.

Alaska Fire Season
The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center (AICC) Situation Report, AICC Morning Highlights and the AICC News and Notes are attached to this email and can be found on the AICC web site at http://fire.ak.blm.gov/.

• Alaska Wildfires
Alaska Interagency Coordination Center (AICC):
As of June 9, 2009, there have been a total of 215 fires reported with total acreage of 150,338.1.

Significant Fires:

-- Broken Snowshoe Fire
The Broken Snowshoe Fire, 25,345.0 acres, is 41% contained. Personnel removed structure protection equipment along both river corridors. Crews continued mopping up a minimum of 300` along the southeast corner and addressed problem areas along the southern perimeter. The final I.R. flight is scheduled for 6/9, and demobe is planned for Gannett Glacier in the afternoon. Remaining personnel will continue to work to the minimum mop up depth along the eastern
perimeter and backhaul excess materials.

-- Ladue River Fire
Ladue River Fire, 14,000 acres. No information received due to technical problems.

-- Dillinger Fire
Dillinger Fire, McGrath area is at 18,863.0 acres. Further establishment of a staging area at the Farewell airstrip and structure protection along the South Fork of the Kuskokwim and Dillinger Rivers continued 6/8/09. A wind shift occurred from north to west increasing fire behavior and a red flag warning was in place. A contingency plan is being prepared for the Farewell Lake Lodge area. Demobilization of smokejumpers and replacement by a Type 2 crew is likely.

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

The Next Situation Report: will be published as of 1:00 pm, 10 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)