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Colo. National Guard continues flood response efforts 
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs 
flood evacuation 

Colorado Army National Guardsmen from the 2nd Battalion 135th General Support Aviation at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo., and civilian rescue personnel unload evacuated residents from Colorado flood zones from a CONG CH-47 Chinook helicopter at the Boulder Municipal Airport in Boulder, Colo., Sept. 13, 2013. (Colorado National Guard photo by Sgt. Joseph K. VonNida/RELEASED)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, Sept. 13, 2013

CONTACT:
Colorado National Guard Public Affairs
720-250-1053
ng.co.coarng.list.staff-pao2@mail.mil

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – More than 375 Colorado National Guardsmen, along with high-mobility vehicles and helicopters, are continuing to assist local authorities in search-and-rescue operations, evacuations and security in response to major floods.

Five helicopters and crews began aerial reconnaissance, search-and-rescue and evacuations today.

As of 6 p.m., Colorado Guardsmen have helped evacuate more than 550 civilians by ground and air.

The mission of the Colorado National Guard is to provide its communities, state and nation a ready, reliable, essential and accessible military force, fully equipped for national defense and support to civil authorities.

For Assignment Editors: For the most up-to-date information about the Colorado National Guard’s response to flooding, follow @CONG1860, #coflood and #COWX on Twitter or visit the Colorado National Guard website at http://co.ng.mil.

Supporting links:
B-roll and photos from Colorado floods:
http://bit.ly/1bfy0zV
Flood-response photos:
http://bit.ly/1bfxBO0
Joint Task Force-Centennial:
http://bit.ly/14znsH4

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9/13/2013