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Storm Dennis: fundraising page set up for flood-hit village

Members of the public rescued by digger in Newcastleton on Saturday evening. Credit: ITV Border News

A fundraising page has been set up for Newcastleton after severe flooding devastated homes and businesses over the weekend.

The village in the Scottish Borders bore the brunt of Storm Dennis which brought strong winds and torrential rain.

One man described the flooding as "armageddon", with more than 80 homes in the area left underwater.

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Emergency rest centres were set up on Saturday evening in Newcastleton, with more than 100 people having to leave their houses for the night while conditions settled.

More than £1,500 has already been raised via a GoFundMe page, set up to help those whose properties have been damaged by the flood waters.

Newcastleton Man removes the carpet from his flood-hit house. Credit: ITV Border News

The Scottish Borders was worst hit by the storm in the ITV Border region, with three rivers reaching the highest on SEPA’s records.

Hawick’s Slitrig Water, the Jed Water at Chesters and the Liddel Water at Newcastleton saw a fast rise in water levels.

Two people were rescued by emergency services after their car was swept off the road by flood waters, near Newcastleton. They were taken to hospital to be treated for injuries, and have since been discharged.

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