Woman shares heartbreaking video of ruined Christmas presents floating after house flooded in storm

Woman shares heartbreaking video of ruined Christmas presents floating after house flooded in storm

December 24, 2020

A WOMAN whose house was flooded in the storms has shared a heartbreaking video of her Christmas presents floating in water.

The clip, believed to have been filmed in Norfolk, shows the woman wading shin-deep in brown water as her neatly wrapped gifts float under a submerged Christmas tree.

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Wearing wellies, the woman can be seen plucking one of her soggy gifts from the wreckage, only for water to gush from its wrapping.

She wrote on Twitter: "Completely flooded overnight in a storm, just in time for Christmas. Good one Satan…good one. #flooding #MerryLittleChristmas #2020sucks"

It comes as more than 100 flood warnings were issued across England today, just one day before Christmas.

The woman added: "Nothing sadder than a sodden box of Christmas biccys. We have each other and for that I am forever grateful!"

Friends were quick to offer their sympathies, with one person commenting: "This breaks my heart, I'm devastated for you, I wish there was a way I could help, I hope you can salvage something of Christmas."

Another wrote: "How to kick someone when they're already down! My heart aches for you."


Thousands of Brits were confronted with devastating flooding today after a deluge of rain overnight.

And a risk-to-life warning was also issued as 70mph winds get set to batter England and Wales on Boxing Day.

Shocking photographs today showed towns submerged as the flood waters seeped into homes and businesses in Norfolk – with emergency services declaring a major incident.

The BBC reported the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service received 500 calls for help on Wednesday with 300 just in six hours.

Pictures showed the aftermath of a landslide that began on a steep slope above a car park in Penarth, south Wales at around 6pm on Wednesday.

Cars were seen surrounded by branches, mud, and other debris, but there were no reports of any injuries.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service said they had handled more than 250 flood calls, with several properties inundated and multiple people rescued from their stranded vehicles.

In Nottingham, police said emergency services had been called to a report of a landslide near some homes near a former quarry at 11.40pm on Wednesday.

The force said a "small number" of properties had been evacuated, and police, fire, and ambulance services, along with Mansfield District Council officials, were at the scene at Bank End Close in Mansfield to conduct safety assessments.

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