VIDEO: Civil Air Patrol volunteers fly critical missions over flooded areas

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DENVER -- Volunteers with the Civil Air Patrol are flying dozens of hours on critical missions over the flood zones in Colorado.

They're flying over the paths of swollen rivers such as the wide and muddy S. Platte River, taking pictures and immediately uploading them. That's so officials in all kinds of agencies can see what's happening and make quick decisions about things like which counties to declare federal disaster areas for emergency assistance purposes.

FOX31 Denver anchor Jeremy Hubbard joined one CAP crew on a flight Friday. See what they've been seeing all week in his video report.