Woman walks into flooded home to pick up ruined Christmas presents

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This is a heartbreaking moment a woman walks into her home to find her presents soaked in floodwater just before Christmas Day.

Alice, from Norfolk, posted the video on Twitter and wrote: "Completely flooded overnight in a storm, just in time for Christmas. Good one Satan, good one."

In the clip, she wears wellies and walks into her living room where it is completely flooded with shin-deep murky water.

She picks up a gift that floats around the Christmas tree only to find water pouring out from the wrapping paper.

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

A viewer said: "Oh Alice! This breaks my heart. Love and prayers to you and your family."

"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, sending lots of love," a second wrote.

Flash flooding has hit hundreds of homes across parts of Norfolk after hours of heavy rain.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said it had taken more than 300 flood-related calls since Wednesday afternoon.

The service has declared the flooding, which has primarily affected the south of the county, a major incident.

It warned low-lying areas were likely to remain flooded and said it expected traffic disruption for the rest of Thursday.

Widespread downpours have also affected other areas across the east of England.

The news comes as the Met Office issued a "risk to life" warning for Boxing Day when Storm Bella is set to batter the UK.

A relatively calm Christmas Day is set to give way to strong gusts of winds up to 80mph and rain by December 26.

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