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A Colorado National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crew from Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colo., assists with evacuations during the Beulah Flood in Pueblo County, May 11, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Pueblo County Sheriff)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, May 11, 2017

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U.S. Air Force Maj. Darin Overstreet, darin.l.overstreet.mil@mail.mil, 720-250-1053

Colo. National Guard assists Pueblo County Sheriff during Beulah Flood evacuations  

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Per a verbal executive order from Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Colorado National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew evacuated people during the Buelah Flood in support of the Pueblo County Sheriff's department.

Four Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers from Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, evacuated trapped people.

"The Colorado National Guard stands ready to provide additional support to help the people of Buelah," The Adjutant General of Colorado Maj. Gen. Michael A. Loh said.  "We're your neighbors, and we're here to help."

For more details about the mission or flood response efforts, contact the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, (719) 924-5471.

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