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Families anxiously await word on Colo. flood victims

Hundreds still reported missing in towns

LYONS, Colo. — Gerald Guntle dials his sister’s home multiple times a day, desperate to find out if she survived the widespread flooding that shattered the Rocky Mountain foothill town of Lyons, but the phone just rings and rings.

‘‘If there was no phone service, I wouldn’t expect to keep getting ringing. That’s what has me scared,’’ said the Tucson, Ariz., man, whose sister is among hundreds of people listed as missing in a disaster that is already confirmed to have killed as many as eight people.

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