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Walla Walla District Deploys Nine to Colorado

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WALLA WALLA, Wash.- As crews in Colorado continue to rescue people that are stranded by floodwaters, some local people have made their way there to help.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Walla Walla has deployed nine people to Colorado to help coordinate emergency power support.

The team is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The Walla Walla district keeps a team of public works and engineering-related support to be on call and ready to deploy on short notice in case a disaster strikes.

Chad Rhynard is one of the nine. He said Colorado seems well prepared to take on emergency situations and has not yet needed their power support, meanwhile they are preparing generators at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, he said he is honored to be a part of the team.

"I think our team is very proud to do the work we're doing because we know that when these natural disasters strike it impacts a lot of people and a lot of people are in need," he said.