Evacuee flights to Colorado canceled | SummitDaily.com

Evacuee flights to Colorado canceled

DENVER ” Flights of more refugees from Hurricane Katrina that were expected to arrive in the Denver area Monday were canceled.

About 125 people who evacuated the south arrived Sunday at Colorado Community College System dorms on the former Lowry Air Force Base after their flight landed at Buckley Air Force Base. Eventually, they are to be joined by about 900 others by Wednesday as Colorado helps in the relief effort.

Buckley officials said Monday it was unclear why the flights were canceled ” or even how many were supposed to arrive. At least three flights that were supposed to arrive yesterday had been delayed until today, also for unspecified reasons.

Meanwhile, a flight of about 200 Colorado National Guard troops left as scheduled Monday to bolster the National Guard and military presence already on the Gulf Coast. The troops who left today will supplement the 500 military police and artillery-unit members from the Colorado National Guard who began convoying to the New Orleans area on Friday.

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