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Soldiers helping flood victims in Cumbria on Christmas Day have said it is just part of their job.
One told ITV News: "Normally we spend Christmas at home with our own families.
"This year, we are helping other people, helping them get back on their feet. It's just one of those, isn't it."
As Cumbria prepares itself for more flooding on Christmas Day, the Environment Agency has reminded residents of its helpline number.
James Bevan, the chief executive of the Environment Agency, tweets:
Watching weather and flood risk. Attending COBR today to ensure we're doing all we can to help
The Army has arrived in Cumbria to help start putting up sandbags and flood defences in preparation for further flooding.