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From:Friday, June 19, 2009 11:59 AM -0800
Subject:DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-170 for 19 Jun 09 
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Today’s Situation Report email contains the following attachments:

- DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-170 for 19 Jun 09
- Current AICC Morning Highlights
- Current AICC Sit Report
- current AICC News and Notes
- President Declares Major Disaster for Alaska
- FEMA-1843-DR, Map
- Current_AK Influenza Surveillance Report_Update
- Laboratory_confirmed_cases
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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 (JFO) in Anchorage.  Joint FEMA/State field teams are deployed this week to implement FEMA Individual Assistance Program and to refine damage assessments in declared areas. Douglas G. Mayne is the Federal Coordinating Officer and Bob Stewart is the State Coordinating Officers. Today, the teams are heading for Circle, Stevens Village and Crooked Creek.

• No change of activity at Redoubt Volcano.

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

• Significant Weather from the NWS
Nothing significant to report.  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/

Declared Disasters – Recovery Phase

State Disasters:

• 2009 Spring Floods

June 12, 2009. President Declares Major Disaster for Alaska
FEMA announced 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

• H1N1 Flu Outbreak

State and local health officials are closely monitoring the presence of novel influenza A (H1N1) in Alaska and are prepared to respond as appropriate.

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

Alaska Influenza Surveillance Report, Updated 6/18/2009 can be accessed at:  http://www.epi.hss.state.ak.us/id/influenza/influenza.jsp (see attachment)

Laboratory-confirmed cases of new H1N1as officially reported to WHO by States Parties to the International Health Regulations (2005). See attached chart.


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 19, 2009, there have been a total of 277 fires reported with total acreage of 243,908.3.

Significant Fires:

-- Winter Trail, 1,500.0 acres, human caused.  The fire has moved off the immediate river corridor in to an area with a large black spruce component and continues to move NW. Fire behavior progressed from creeping and isolated single tree torching to group torching, running, and short range spotting in the afternoon. Crews continued to build and secure line along the flanks of the fire.  The fire gained approximately 500 acres. A TFR has been placed over the fire area.

-- Tonclonukna Creek, 55,577.0 acres; caused by lightning. There was no change in size. The fire will remain in monitor status.

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, 22 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.

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Femmia R.B.
Emergency Management Specialist
428-7100 (SECC) or 428-7019 (direct)