Residents evacuated as flooding hits

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RESIDENTS were evacuated from their homes as heavy rain and flooding hit parts of the country.

The east of the country was worst affected, with Fife deluged with more than half its average rainfall for October in 12 hours last night.

In Dura Den, residents were led to safety from one house due to “fear of erosion and washing away”, Fife Fire and Rescue Service said.

The corner of one house in the village was washed away by surging water while the road next to the property was badly damaged.

It is not yet known how many villagers were evacuated.

The Met Office issued amber “be prepared” warnings of heavy rain for Grampian, the Western Isles, Tayside, Fife and Central Scotland.

In Fife, a woman and her dog had to be rescued from a car after it was stuck in about 3ft of water in Colinsburgh.