A freak tornado in Surrey left a family screaming and fearing for their lives.
Mum of two, Pip Rickerby, 39, speaks on the terrifying moment the twister smashed through her suburban street.
A video shows a back garden fence tearing away from the ground and a trampoline launching into the sky.
The mum speaks up on how her daughters, ages seven and nine, were left screaming in terror.
She told The Sun Online: “The girls were screaming, and If they were outside it would have taken them away.
“It was mental, I actually feared for my life, I thought it was going to take my house like in the Wizard of Oz.
The fierce tornado came after floods sparked travel chaos across England with closed roads and blocked railway lines after rivers burst their banks.
According to the mum of two, it only lasted about 30 seconds to a minute.
Fire chiefs confirmed at least 20 homes and ten cars were damaged in the surreal weather terror.
Tracey Bramley, who was sitting in her car at the time, told Surrey Live: “it all changed really quickly, it started to whip up, I could feel my car beginning to rock a bit, it just came a bit out of nowhere really.”
"We’ve got a hole in our roof. It lasted less than a minute, it just started to gradually build.”
The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for heavy rain, with up to 30mm of rain in parts until noon tomorrow.
Two weeks of rain is set to downpour in the next 24 hours, with the AA advising around 31 million drivers will face bumper-to-bumper traffic as they hit the roads.
A statement from the Met Office said: "There have been reports of a tornado in Chertsey, Surrey this morning.
"The radar image shows the heavy shower that would have caused it.
Tim Readings, assistant group commander and incident commander at Surrey Fire and Rescue, said: "We got called here at about 10.30am to a report of a tornado.
“We are using two aerial appliances, one from Leatherhead and one from Guildford, and firefighters from various stations to make it safe and remove any dangerous tiles and support residents, because obviously this has happened right before Christmas so we are doing everything we can."