Colorado Activates National Guard Ahead of Extremely Cold Weather

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With “life threatening cold” expected in much of Colorado this week, Governor Jared Polis activated more than 100 Colorado National Guard members Tuesday December 20,  as the state prepares for extremely cold weather, reports Denver 7.

“Colorado’s National Guard is up to the challenge whether it’s helping distribute the life-saving vaccine or respond to wildfires across our state. Colorado is about to face extreme weather and cold temperatures and the Guard is ready to assist local communities to help keep people safe during this extreme-cold weather snap,” the governor said in a press release.

Polis’ declaration activates the Colorado State Emergency Operations Center and the State Emergency Operations Plan and directs the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to take all necessary and appropriate State actions to assist the affected jurisdictions with their response, recovery, and mitigation efforts.

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