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Amherst condo residents get temporary shelter

Four households in an Amherst condominium received temporary housing Thursday from the Red Cross after a support beam rotted out in the building as a result of recent flooding, Red Cross and Amherst Fire officials reported.

Efforts are under way to shore up the structure at Park Lane Court, located between North Forest Road and I-290. No injuries were reported.

Officials were alerted to the problem early Thursday morning. By the afternoon, the Red Cross was remaining on alert in case an additional eight households required temporary housing assistance while repairs are made, said Red Cross spokesman Jay Bonafede.