Colorado Flooding Rescue Efforts

By U.S. Navy Lt. Tiffani Walker and Ian Phillips, Defense Media Activity

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those impacted by the events in Colorado and we hope for the continued safety for all emergency response personnel involved.

-George Little, Pentagon Press Secretary

Department of Defense and National Guard personnel are assisting FEMA and Colorado’s emergency management officials as part of the flood relief efforts in the state. Take a look at what they’ve been helping with:

 A few important stats from the rescue and relief efforts (as of Sept. 17):

  • 10,000: sandbags in Jefferson County filled by Colorado National Guardsmen
  • 3,054:  people displaced by Colorado flooding have been evacuated by military
    personnel
  • 2,378: cumulative number of military aerial evacuations (62 of them by hoist)
  • 856: animals evacuated by air
  • 200: approximate number of military vehicles being used to support
    evacuation missions

Keep up to date with stories, videos, and photos on the American Forces Press Service Special Report.

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