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Disaster Relief: Colorado Floods
President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in Colorado and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides beginning on Sept. 11, 2013, and continuing. National Guard and Army soldiers have been assisting with disaster response. Declaration

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Military Flood Support Mission Shifts in Colorado

Members of the Colorado National Guard, the Army's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Carson, Colo., and the Wyoming National Guard are shifting their support of civil authorities in Colorado flood evacuation operations. Story

Guard Stranded by Rising Waters Resume Mission

Sixteen Colorado National Guard members and first responders who were unable to evacuate themselves after they were stopped by rising flood waters Sept. 15 have resumed their regularly scheduled mission. Story

Press Secretary Details Military Aid to Flood Effort

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has been monitoring the events in northern Colorado and commends the efforts of the active duty and National Guard personnel who have been tasked with supporting FEMA and Colorado's emergency management officials, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said. Story

Army Evacuates Guardsmen, First Responders

As rain and cloud cover hampered military aviation operations in Colorado, the rising waters added Colorado National Guardsmen and first responders to the list of flood evacuees. Story

Guardsmen Mobilize to Assist With Colorado Flooding

Nearly 100 Colorado National Guardsmen have been mobilized to assist local authorities in search-and-rescue operations caused by historic flooding in the state. Story

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