National Guard Helps With Flooding

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut National Guard officials say troops have responded to East Haven and Darien to help with flooding problems.

Col. John Whitford says troops are positioned Monday in East Haven in the Cosey Beach section, where many homes were damaged last year during Tropical Storm Irene. The Guard is helping to evacuate and keep people out of the area.

Guardsmen were also called to Darien to help with possible rescues in flooded areas.

Whitford says 1,100 National Guard soldiers and airmen are on duty. He says troops are stationed at armories across the state and are preparing to respond to any emergencies.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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