Colorado Guard on the Way

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A Colorado National Guard team will help the hardest-hit areas of Mississippi in dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Two C-130 transport planes loaded with communications equipment left Aurora's Buckley Air Force Base Wednesday morning, for a nearly 1100 mile trip to Gulfport, Miss. That's where emergency management officials say Katrina killed more than 100 people.

The eight-member National Guard team will help local authorities establish communications, so cleanup and recovery crews can coordinate with military and law enforcement units on the ground.

Captain Bill Worrell says Colorado's help is desperately needed, because there's no land or voice communication.


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