SCOTMID in Inverkeithing is expected to remain closed for the next month after torrential rain caused significant damage to the store's ceiling. 

The company are currently carrying out repair works to make sure it can reopen as soon as possible, but it is expected to take a number of weeks. 

A Scotmid Co-operative spokesperson said: “We appreciate the role our store plays at the heart of the local community, so we would like to apologise in advance to our members and customers for any inconvenience and would like to thank them for their patience while we make the necessary repairs.”

Flooding caused chaos around West Fife last night with some Rosyth residents having to be rescued by firefighters.

Emergency services used a dingy to rescue people in Park Road while the conditions created problems across the area.

Parts of Dunfermline were without power after a power cut this morning (Thursday) and yet more rain is expected to come our way. 

There are road closures include the B9037 between Woodhead Street, High Valleyfield junction and the junction with A985, Harbour Drive in Dalgety Bay between the junction of Link Road and Roundabout at Harbour Way and Station Road in Oakley from the D13 junction to Sir George Bruce Road junction after flooding at the Railway Bridge.

The Parkgate Community Centre and Camdean Community Leisure and the Dell Farquharson Community Leisure were all closed however have reopened this morning.

The Valleyfield Community Centre remains closed because of a leaking roof.

Rail tracks at Inverkeithing station were also flooded last night causing delays of 15 minutes through to Dunfermline and Dalgety Bay. 

Pumps had to be used to clear the lying water. Deepwater was also found near Ballast Bank. 

Fife Council Service Manager Ross Speirs said Rosyth was the worst hit part of West Fife and a "small number" of people on Park Road and Harley Street had to be evacuated and housed in temporary accommodation.

"Like many areas across Scotland, torrential rain has caused some disruption," he said. "No surface water drains and sewers could have coped with the intensity of the unprecedented intense rainfall, which caused wide spread flooding throughout the south Fife area, including Inverkeithing, the M90, Dunfermline, Oakley and Cowdenbeath.

"Area officers worked all night to help minimise the effects. Scottish Water and Fife Council are working together to help householders tenants and businesses affected.

"Work to reduce the impact of the weather is ongoing, such as the clearing of the burn behind Park Road."

Fife Council say any residents who live in an area prone to flooding can visit for practical advice.

Scottish Water said Wednesday's heavy rainfall impacted surface water drains and sewers with excess water for a short period.

A spokesperson said: "During severe weather events such as these, drains and water courses may temporarily be unable to cope with the amount of surface water from buildings, footpaths and roadways. 

"As a result, our teams have been responding to a higher than normal number of incidents of reported sewer flooding across the region. This includes Rosyth, where Scottish Water and Fife Council worked together with emergency services in responding to flooding. 

"Our customer service teams and contractor partners are continuing to respond to calls from our customers today and are providing advice and support with the clean-up where required. We are continuing to monitor water levels in the area.”

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue service confirmed they were called to Park Road in Rosyth at 3.53pm on Wednesday due to flooding  which had affected properties in the street.

“Operations control mobilised two appliances and a water rescue team who assisted the occupiers of properties in Park Road and Harvie Street," said the spokesperson.

“A rescue centre was set up by Rosyth Rugby Club.

“Crews left after ensuring the area was made safe.”

A Police Scotland spokesman said they were working with their partners monitoring issues which occurred yesterday.

"Ultimately we were playing a supporting role and have been supporting and feeding information to the council," he added.

West Fifers took to social media to report problems around the area.

More to follow as we get it.