FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
Colorado National Guard Public Affairs
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.
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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