Owens: Former Lowry AFB to house Katrina victims

9news.com | News | Owens: Former Lowry AFB to house Katrina victims: "DENVER - With shelters in Louisiana and neighboring states overflowing with people fleeing Hurricane Katrina's destruction, Gov. Owens on Saturday said up to 1,000 refugees will be housed in dorms at the former Lowry Air Force base.

Military and civilian planes were to begin arriving at Buckley Air Force Base with those displaced by the storm as soon as Sunday, Owens said at a news conference. News of the arrival came on the same day that 700 Colorado National Guardsmen left to the Gulf Coast to aid in the search and rescue efforts. "

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