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Subject:DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-177 for June 26, 2009 
Today’s Situation Report email contains the following attachments:

- DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-177 for June 26, 2009
- Current AICC Sit Report
- Current AICC Morning Highlights
- Incident Action Plan for FEMA-1843-DR-AK Alaska Flooding and Ice Jams

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State Emergency Coordination Center: Preparedness Level 2 – Heightened Awareness

Threat Level Changes
No change


Operational Environment

DHS&EM continues to work with FEMA on approved federal assistance for the 09 Spring Floods. 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 (IA) and Public Assistance (PA) Programs in Stevens Village, Red Devil, Fort Yukon, Aniak, Eagle Village and Eagle
No change of activity at Redoubt Volcano.  Cleveland Volcano had a small eruption yesterday.

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
Federal Disasters:
FEMA-1843-DR-AK – Spring flooding and ice jam flooding.  Recovery efforts continue.  Please see the attached Incident Action Plan (IAP) for more details.

Community Assistance and Monitored Events
The SECC monitors several events where some events are still open but awaiting further actions.

• H1N1 Flu Outbreak
State and local health officials continue to monitor the novel influenza A (H1N1) in Alaska.

2009 Alaska Laboratory Confirmed H1N1 Cases (Swine Flu)

Gulf Coast
*updated June 25, 2009 at 2:30 PM
See the Alaska Influenza Surveillance Report for more information:

• Redoubt Volcano
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) and DHS&EM Response section continues to monitor Redoubt Volcano.  The Aviation Color Code is ORANGE and the Volcano Alert Level is WATCH.

• Cleveland Volcano
A small eruption at Cleveland volcano occurred yesterday and AVO has raised the Aviation Color Code to Orange and the Alert Level to Watch. An ash plume from the volcano was seen in satellite images from 1915 UTC (11:15 AKDT) yesterday. The plume has detached from the volcano is moving south. Estimated plume height is less than 15,000 ft. above sea level.  DHS&EM contacted the closest community, Nikolski, and verified they had no issues related to this eruption.

For the current status and additional information on Alaska Volcanoes, see the AVO website at http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity.
Please see http://www.dec.state.ak.us/air/volcano.htm for current information on volcanic ashfall from volcanoes with elevated activity.
Please see http://www.dec.state.ak.us/air/am/aq_sr.htm for current air quality advisories and alerts.

Alaska Fire Season
The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center (AICC) Situation Report and AICC Morning Highlights 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 today, there have been a total of 315 fires reported with total acreage of 297,729.3.

• Significant Fires:
There are no fires that pose a significant threat to Alaska communities at this time.

• Lightning Map
There were 204 lightning strikes in Alaska from 6:00 AM yesterday to 6:00 AM today.

Road Alert Information
Current road closure and other road alert information can be found at http://511.Alaska.gov/ or call 511.

The Next Situation Report: will be published as of 11:00 am, 29 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.

How to reach the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Phone the State Emergency Coordination Center (SECC) by dialing (907) 428-7100 or 1-800-478-2337, 24 hours per day.  Information on emergency topics is available on the Division's web site at http://ready.alaska.gov.  Homeland Security information may be found at http://ready.alaska.gov/homelandsecurity/.

How to reach the Division of Administration – State Cyber Security Program:  If you have questions you may contact Darrell Davis, State Computer Security Officer darrel.davis@Alaska.gov.


David Lee
Emergency Management Specialist
State Emergency Coordination Center
Alaska Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
PO Box 5750
Fort Richardson, AK 99505
Direct Line:  907-428-7087
SECC: 907-428-7100
SECC Toll Free: 1-800-478-2337
SECC FAX: 428-7095