City Resumes Normal Operations as AVO Lowers Aviation and Alert Levels at Mount Redoubt
Contact: Dawn Brantley
On Tuesday, June 30, 2009 the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) lowered “the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and the Alert Level to Advisory at Redoubt volcano” (AVO website). Correspondingly, the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) Emergency Operations Center has lowered its level of response to Normal Operations: “Municipal agencies are conducting normal daily activities with incidents handled with existing resources. Current conditions are being monitored by appropriate agencies” (MOA Emergency Operations Plan 2007).
The AVO will notify the Municipality of any increase in activity at Redoubt. The City remains prepared to provide a measured response consistent with the significance of any hazard the City faces. DHHS continually monitors air quality for the Anchorage Bowl and Eagle River. An air quality advisory may be initiated if the levels of airborne particulate matter (PM-10) reach, or are expected to reach concentrations that could become a public health concern.
To learn more about Redoubt’s status change visit AVOs website at http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Redoubt.php
Up to date information sources:
NOAA Forecast Office
Alaska Volcano Observatory, Mt. Redoubt:
Alaska Volcano Observatory on Twitter:
MOA Department of Health and Human Services, Air Quality:
State of Alaska, Air Quality Advisories:
Emergency Alert System:
MOA Office of Emergency Management:
Anchorage Emergency Conditions Information Line: 907-343-4701
Anchorage Air Quality Hotline: 907-343-4899