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Colo. National Guard, U.S. Army continue flood response efforts 
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs 
children evacuate 

U.S. Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment out of Fort Carson, Colo., along with civilian rescue personnel, rescue members of the Jametown, Colo., community and children from Cal-Wood Education Center via a CH-47 Chinook helicopter after severe flooding shut down major roads leading out of town Sept. 14, 2013.  Colorado is experiencing record flooding not seen in decades. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Nicole Manzanares/RELEASED) Click here or on the photo to download a high-resolution file.

More photo and video products of Colorado National Guard firefighting are available on DVIDS.

***  This news release, along with links to high-resolution supporting imagery, can be found at: http://co.ng.mil  ***

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013

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

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – More than 450 Colorado National Guardsmen and active-duty Army Soldiers have rescued in excess of 1,750 people and hundreds of pets displaced by flooding in Colorado.

Active-duty Army Soldiers and helicopters from Fort Carson, Colo., joined the Colorado National Guard in rescue efforts Sept. 13.

Additionally, Guardsmen filled nearly 10,000 sandbags in Jefferson County to help civil authorities mitigate flooding effects.

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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9/14/2013