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From:Wednesday, June 10, 2009 1:29 PM -0800
Subject:DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-161 for 10 Jun 09 
Today’s Situation Report email contains the following attachments:

- DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-161 for June 10, 2009
- Current AICC Sit Report
- Current AICC Morning Highlights
- Current AICC News and Notes
- Laboratory-confirmed cases of new influenza A(H1N1)
- Current Alaska Influenza Surveillance Report Update

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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 monitor wildfires activities throughout the state. For complete
details please see current AICC attachments.

• Significant Weather from the NWS

Fire Weather Watch

Lower Yukon Valley, Lower Koyukuk and Middle Yukon Valleys and the Upper Kuskokwim Valley -- Fire weather watch remains in effect from noon today through Thursday evening for low humidity

Upper Tanana Valley and the Fortymile Country -- Fire weather watch remains in effect from noon today through this evening for low humidity south of Eagle

Denali and the Northeastern Slopes of the Eastern Alaska Range -- Fire weather watch remains in effect from noon today through Thursday 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

Health care provider consultation and reporting
•  Business hours: 907-269-8000
•  After hours: 1-800-478-0084
Adverse reactions to antiviral reporting (voice message): 877-469-8067

For current Alaska Influenza Surveillance Report Update, see attachment to this Sit Rep.

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.For more information, please see http://www.pandemicflu.alaska.gov/ and http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/

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 10, 2009, there have been a total of 219 fires reported with total acreage of 167,813.0.

Significant Fires:

-- Broken Snowshoe Fire
The Broken Snowshoe Fire, 25,345.0 acres, is 41% contained. Two Type 2 crews were demobed today. One crew mopped up hotspots identified from the final I.R. flight on 6/9. The one remaining crew and miscellaneous overhead will be demobed 6/10. The type 3 organization will transition the fire back to the district 6/10.

-- Ladue River Fire
Ladue River Fire, 20,000.0 acres. The fire was flown 6/9 and found to have grown to approximately 20,000 acres. The fire is 10% active on the southwest corner, and has crossed the Ladue River. The fire is on the west side of the drainage. The critical protection area and areas along the Alaska Highway were flown, to gather information on critical values at risk. Tok forestry personnel met with the Northway Village president and discussed contingency plans. Structure protection and fuels reduction was initiated in a small subdivision north of Northway.

-- Dillinger Fire
Dillinger Fire, McGrath area is at 18,863.0 acres. Minimal fire activity was observed on the eastern flank. The IC reported crews had continued structure protection along the south fork of the Kuskokwim and Dillinger Rivers. A contingency plan is in place for the Farewell Lake Lodge. All personnel are scheduled to be demobed from the fire 6/10 and redeployed as necessary.

• AICC Lightning Map
There were 25 lightning strikes in Alaska from 6:00 AM yesterday to 6:00 AM today.

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)