Colorado National Guard Flood Response

A look in photos at the Colorado National Guard's response to the massive flood.

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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 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)
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Colorado Army National Guardsmen from the 2nd Battalion 135th Aviation at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo. and civilian rescue personnel unload evacuated residents from Colorado flood zones from a CONG UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter at the Boulder Municipal Airport in Boulder, Colo., Sept. 13, 2013. (Colorado National Guard photo by Sgt. Joseph K. VonNida)
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U.S. Soldiers and Airmen from the Colorado National Guard, along with members of civilian emergency response agencies, distribute sandbags to overly saturated areas of Jefferson County, Colo., due to the downpour of rain that has caused severe flooding in Colo., Sept. 15, 2013. Rescue units have evacuated thousands of people and animals in areas of Colorado that have been devastated by the Colorado’s record-setting flood. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Nicole Manzanares)
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U.S. Soldiers and Airmen from the Colorado National Guard, along with members of civilian emergency response agencies, combine efforts to fill sandbags at the Arvada Fire Protection District Training Center in Arvada, Colo., to help mitigate flooding in the area Sept. 15, 2013. According to the National Weather Service, more than 12 inches of rain have fallen since Sept. 1, breaking the 73-year-old record for precipitation for the month. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Nicole Manzanares)
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Colorado National Guardsmen respond to floods in Boulder County, Colo., Sept.12, 2013. CONG are working with local agencies to help citizens in the area affected by the flooding by evacuating people using high-clearance vehicles. (Army National Guard Photo by Sgt. Joseph K. VonNida)
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Colorado Army National Guardsmen from the 2nd Battalion 135th 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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On a trip to visit the Colorado National Guard, General Frank Grass, the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, address the joint staff during a commanders update brief on flood response operations at the Colorado National Guard's Joint Force Headquarters Sept. 14, 2013. _ (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Darin Overstreet/RELEASED)_
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Colorado National Guardsmen respond to floods in Boulder County, Colo., Sept.12, 2013. CONG are working with local agencies to help citizens in the area affected by the flooding by evacuating people using high-clearance vehicles. (Army National Guard Photo by Sgt. Joseph K. VonNida)
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Colorado National Guardsmen assist Boulder County authorities transport evacuated residents of Lyons, Colo., to Longmont, Colo. Sept. 13, 2013 using Light Medium Tactical Vehicles. The LMTVs are capable of transporting approximately 16 passengers with luggage and can navigate through rubble and flooded areas that cannot be reached by rescue personnel. (Colorado National Guard photo by Sgt. Joseph K. VonNida)