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From:Thursday, July 2, 2009 11:31 AM -0800
Subject:DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-183 for July 2, 2009 
Today’s Situation Report email contains the following attachments:

- DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-183 for July 2, 2009
- Current AICC Sit Report
- Current AICC Morning Highlights
- Incident Action Plan for FEMA-1843-DR-AK Alaska Flooding and Ice Jams for 6/30 - 7/2

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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:

Effective July 1, 2009, FEMA HQs has approved the Governor's Add-on request in total. DR1843 has been amended to include IA for Yupiit REAA and Lower Yukon REAA, and PA for Lower Yukon REAA and Yukon-Koyukuk REAA. Declaration also amended to show May 31, 2009 as the end of event.

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 July 2, 2009 at 1:45 PM

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

• Redoubt Volcano:

Redoubt Volcano Latest Observations, 1 July 2009, 6:11:31 am
On June 30, 2009, 10:20 AM AKDT, the Alaska Volcano Observatory has lowered the aviation color code to Yellow and the Alert Level to Advisory based on significantly diminished dome growth over the past few weeks. Seismicity is still slightly above background.

AVO will continue to monitor Redoubt's activity closely, but begin to transition off 24/7 staffing.

• Cleveland Volcano

AVO received no reports of activity at Cleveland during the past 24 hours. No unusual activity has been observed in partly cloudy satellite views.

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
There have been no significant earthquakes (greater than magnitude 4.0) in Alaska in the last 24 hours.

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 323 fires reported with total acreage of 324,727.3.

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

• Lightning Map
There were 760 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.

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management wishes you a Happy Fourth of July!

The Next Situation Report: will be published as of 11:00 am, 6 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.


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