Wind left our roof lying in the garden

Storm damage at Hill Street, Ladybank, home of Dawn McGinty.

Storm damage at Hill Street, Ladybank, home of Dawn McGinty.

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LADYBANK was the scene of more devastation when storm-force winds battered north east Fife again last week.

Local woman Dawn McGinty and her family were forced out of their home after their roof was torn off on the morning of January 3.

Dawn, the Fife Herald’s Ladybank correspondent, was lying in bed when it happened.

She said: “There was the normal wind noise, then I heard a rip and a crack right above my head.

“I thought ‘that doesn’t sound good’ — then there was this almighty roar.

“My husband looked out of the window and the roof was lying in the garden.

“It was a case of grabbing the kids and pets and getting out.”

Dawn, her husband Garry and their three boys are expecting to be unable to return home for up to four months.

But she added: “The main thing is that we’re all okay.

“The kids see it as a bit of an adventure!”

Dawn thanked the local community for rallying round in their hour of need, especially her mum and dad, Marjory and Norman Ward.