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Homes left damaged by flooding

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Heavy flooding in south east Scotland has caused a headache for dozens of homeowners and their insurers who are now counting the cost of the damage.

Emergency services worked through the night to pump water from roads and homes in Fife after the region saw half an average month's rain fall in one night.

Freuchie and Cupar were the worst hit, with some properties reportedly flooded with 3-4ft of water.

One of the homes affected was that of newlyweds Kay and Jim Henderson, who were unaware of the problem as they were on a flight from Canada, returning home from their honeymoon.

Mrs Henderson's mother, Catherine O'Connor, 67, said she had not been able to contact the couple. She was alerted by a call from her two teenage grandchildren to say they were trapped upstairs.

"The downstairs was really flooded - the fridge freezer took a walk right across the kitchen," she said. "The garden was underwater and the firefighters have been pumping it all out.

"I've no idea what my daughter will say, it's a terrible thing to come home to."

Fife Fire and Rescue Service said it received 68 call-outs through the night and continued to attend affected roads and properties the following morning.

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