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Subject:DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-188 for July 7, 2009 
Today’s Situation Report email contains the following attachments:

- DHS&EM Daily Situation Report 09-188 for July 7, 2009
- IAP for FEMA-1843-DR-AK Alaska Flooding and Ice Jams - 07/07/2009 – 07/09/2009
- Current AICC Sit Report
- Current AICC Morning Highlights
- Laboratory Confirmed Cases Reported to WHO
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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 and Cleveland Volcanos current condition:  Yellow/Advisory.

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

• Significant Weather from the NWS:  Red flag warnings are issued today for Taiya Inlet and Klondike Highway and the Yukon Flats and Surrounding Uplands.  
Please see the National Weather Service for Alaska Weather Forecasts located at:
Current Public/Marine Hazards at http://www.arh.noaa.gov/hazards.php 

Declared Disasters – Recovery Phase
Federal Disasters:
• FEMA-1843-DR-AK – Spring flooding and ice jam flooding:

Effective July 1, 2009, FEMA HQ 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.  See attached Incident Action Plan (IAP) #14 for FEMA-1843-DR-AK operational period 0001 07/07/2009 – 2400 07/09/2009 ADT.

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:

• Alaska Volcano Observatory Current Status Report as of July 6, 2009 11:50 AM AKDT

Redoubt Volcano:  Redoubt Activity - Color Code YELLOW: Alert Level ADVISORY
No significant change has been observed at Redoubt in the last 24 hours. Seismicity at the volcano continues slightly above background level. Clear webcam views today show continued steaming from the lava dome. The lava dome remains potentially unstable, and its collapse would likely result in high-level ash production, hot lava block and ash flows, and possible flooding in the Drift River valley.  AVO is monitoring Redoubt's activity 24/7.

Cleveland Volcano:  Color Code YELLOW : Alert Level ADVISORY
AVO has observed no further activity at Cleveland since the small eruption on June 25. Recent satellite and web camera views of the volcano have been obscured by clouds.

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.

• Fire Weather Warnings

- Taiya Inlet and Klondike Highway -- Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am this morning to 8 pm this evening.
- Yukon Flats and Surrounding Uplands -- Red flag warning in effect from 2 pm this afternoon to 1 am Wednesday north of Fort Yukon for strong wind.

Please see current air quality advisories and alerts. http://www.dec.state.ak.us/air/am/aq_sr.htm

• Recent Earthquakes
For more information check this website:  http://www.aeic.alaska.edu/

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 354 fires reported with total acreage of 511,024.5.

• Significant Fires:
There are no fires that pose a significant threat but there is an air quality Advisories issued to Alaska communities at this time.  Please see current air quality advisories and alerts. http://www.dec.state.ak.us/air/am/aq_sr.htm 

• Lightning Information
There were 231 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, 8 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)