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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013
Colorado National Guard Public Affairs
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.
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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