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From:Tuesday, June 30, 2009 12:47 PM -0800
Subject:DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-181 for June 30, 2009 
Today’s Situation Report email contains the following attachments:

- Incident Action Plan for FEMA-1843-DR-AK Alaska Flooding and Ice Jams for 6/30 - 7/02
- Current AICC Sit Report
- Current Alaska Influenza Surveillance Report
- DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-181 for June 30, 2009

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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.

Redoubt Volcano:  AVO has lowered the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and the Alert Level to Advisory.

Cleveland Volcano has been downgraded to Yellow/Advisory.

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:
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.  Please see the attached Incident Action Plan (IAP), FEMA-1843-DR-AK-IAP-06292009.pdf, 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 29, 2009 at 4:15 PM

See the Alaska Influenza Surveillance Report (attached) for more information:

• Redoubt Volcano:
AVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice Issued: Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 10:20 AM AKDT
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Previous Volcano Alert Level: WATCH

Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW
Previous Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Volcanic Activity Summary: AVO is lowering the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and the Alert Level to Advisory at Redoubt volcano. Seismic, satellite, gas, and deformation observations over the past few weeks indicate that growth of the lava dome at Redoubt has significantly slowed, if not stopped, and therefore it is possible that the current eruptive activity has ended. However, it is unknown if this represents the end of the 2009 eruption of Redoubt or if the activity has only paused temporarily and might resume in the next months.

The large lava dome located at the north side of the summit crater, and extending down the Drift Glacier Gorge, still presents a hazard. It is possible that this large mass of fresh lava is unstable and could fail with little or no warning, leading to significant ash production and possible lahars in the Drift River valley.

AVO will continue to monitor Redoubt's activity closely, but begin to transition off 24/7 staffing. Later updates will describe operational changes as they occur.

• Cleveland Volcano
The AVO has lowered the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and the Alert Level to Advisory. A small eruption at Cleveland volcano occurred Thursday, June 25, producing an ash plume that rose to less than 15,000 ft. above sea level. The plume, observed in satellite images, quickly detached from the volcano and moved south. There have been no further reports of activity. Such small, short-lived events are typical of Cleveland volcano.

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.

• Recent Earthquakes
See map (attached Situation Report)

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 319 fires reported with total acreage of 304,368.8.

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

• Lightning Map
There were 274 lightning strikes in Alaska from 6:00 AM Monday 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, 1 July 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.


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