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From:Wednesday, June 17, 2009 12:37 PM -0800
Subject:DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-168 for 17 Jun 09 
Today’s Situation Report email contains the following attachments:

- DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-168 for 17 Jun 09
- Current Alaska Influenza Surveillance Report Update
- Current AICC Morning Highlights
- Current AICC Sit Report
- current AICC News and Notes
- President Declares Major Disaster for Alaska
- Federal Aid Programs for Alaska Disaster Recovery
- FEMA-1843-DR, Map

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DHS&EM Operations
Operational Environment

DHS&EM continues to work with FEMA on approved federal assistance for the 09 Spring Flood. DHS&EM and FEMA have established a Joint Field Office in Anchorage.  Joint FEMA/State field teams will be deployed this week to implement FEMA Individual Assistance Program and to refine damage assessments in declared areas.  Today, the teams are heading for Sleetmute, Tanana, Native Village of Eagle and Marshall.

• No change of activity at Redoubt Volcano.

SECC monitors wildfires throughout the state. For details please see current AICC attachments.

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center located a moderate earthquake that occurred on Tuesday, June 16th at 11:08 PM in the Andreanof Islands region of Alaska. This earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 and was located at a depth of about 23 miles (37 km). No reports of this event being felt or causing damage have been received at this time. Distance to nearby locations:  57 miles WSW of Atka and 398 miles WSW of Dutch Harbor.

• Significant Weather from the NWS
Nothing significant to report.
Please see the National Weather Service for Alaska Weather Alerts located at

Declared Disasters – Recovery Phase

State Disasters:

• 2009 Spring Floods

June 12, 2009. President Declares Major Disaster for Alaska
FEMA announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for the State of Alaska to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by flooding and ice jams that started on April 28, 2009.

See the FEMA news releases attached to this email.

Community Assistance and Monitored Events

• Red Devil – Fuel Shortage
Update.  As of today, Red Devil has not had a barge arrive with fuel.
The Red Devil Traditional Council has advised DHS&EM that their community is just about out of fuel. All three 8,000 – 10,000 gallon tanks are empty and the power plant is running off of their 100-gallon emergency supply. They have 50 gallons left and the community typically uses 30 gallons/day. Red Devil has a functioning 5,000-foot airstrip and has historically flown in fuel in these circumstances. The SECC will monitor this situation.

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

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)

Gulf Coast
*updated June 16, 2009 at 2:00 PM
The table can be accessed at: http://www.epi.alaska.gov/id/influenza/swineflu.htm.  

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

15 June 2009 -- As of 17:00 GMT, 15 June 2009, 76 countries have officially reported 35, 928 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection, including 163 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 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 16, 2009, there have been a total of 257 fires reported with total acreage of 216,087.7.

Significant Fires:

-- Tonclonukna Creek
Tonclonukna Creek, 44,725.0.0acres; caused by lightning.  The fire continued to be active on the Southeast side, gaining acreage. Increase in acreage (6685 acres) is due to accurate mapping.

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, 18 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)