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From:Thursday, June 11, 2009 1:04 PM -0800
Subject:DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-162 for 11 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
- H1N1 Alaska DHSS Press Release
- Curremt WHO Phase Pandemic Alert

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DHS&EM Operations
Operational Environment
DHS&EM continue 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

There are no weather hazards at this time.

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.

Current phase of alert in the WHO global influenza preparedness plan The current WHO phase of pandemic alert is 6.

Phase 6, the pandemic phase, is characterized by community level outbreaks in at least one other country in a different WHO region in addition to the criteria defined in Phase 5. Designation of this phase will indicate that a global pandemic is under way.  See attachment

First Anchorage novel H1N1confirmed:
A 28-year-old Anchorage man became Anchorage’s first confirmed case of the novel H1N1 flu
virus. He reported feeling ill on June 1, 2009, swabbed for influenza at a clinic on June 3, and the
sample tested positive for novel H1N1 on June 9.

State and local health officials are closely monitoring the presence of H1N1 in Alaska and are
prepared to respond as appropriate. See attached H1N1 Immediate Release

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

2009 Alaska Laboratory Confirmed H1N1 Cases (Swine Flu)
Region                  Cases
Anchorage/Mat-Su        1
Gulf Coast                      0
Interior                        8
Northern                        0
Southeast                       2
Southwest                       0
Statewide                       11
*updated June 10, 2009 at 11:00 AM

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

11 June 2009 -- As of 14:00 GMT, 11 June 2009, 74 countries have officially reported 28,774
cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection, including 144 deaths. See attached Current Lab Confirmed

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 11, 2009, there have been a total of 224 fires reported with total acreage of 172,173.7.

Significant Fires:

-- Broken Snowshoe Fire
The Broken Snowshoe Fire, 25,345.0 acres, is 41% contained. All personnel and equipment have
been demobilized and the fire has been placed in monitor status.

-- Ladue River Fire
Ladue River Fire, 20,000.0 acres. Fire crews were assigned for structure protection and fuels
reduction and to work with land owners to assess fire suppression alternatives and values at risk.

-- Dillinger Fire
Dillinger Fire, McGrath area is at 18,863.0 acres. Strong Northeast winds are pushing the fire East
and South along the Dillinger River. Structure protection is in place and a contingency plan was
developed for Farewell Lake.

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, 12 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)