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Cambridge YWCA Water Leak Displaces Nearly 100 People

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Cambridge firefighters and Red Cross volunteers set up an emergency shelter at the Frisoli Youth Center on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2013. (Credit: American Red Cross of Massachusetts)

Cambridge firefighters and Red Cross volunteers set up an emergency shelter at the Frisoli Youth Center on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2013. (Credit: American Red Cross of Massachusetts)

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CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — After a water leak at the YWCA displaced 98 people Sunday, the American Red Cross of Massachusetts is providing cots, blankets and other support at an emergency shelter set up at a youth center, the aid group reported.

The displaced people will be spending the night at the Frisoli Youth Center at 61 Willow St., the Red Cross reported in a prepared statement.

In addition to the cots and blankets, the Red Cross is providing 40 pizzas and snacks at the youth center.

The displaced people were expected to be taken by bus to the emergency shelter and arrive at about 8 p.m., a Red Cross spokeswoman said.

The water leak at the YWCA was detected at about noon.

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