Thousands of flood evacuees from Villahermosa, Mexico, have been spending the night in shelters.
These children are watching TV in one of the improvised reception points.
Emergency services have their work cut out to evacuate thousands of people still stranded in Tabasco state.
President Felipe Calderon has ordered the entire air force to help bring supplies into the region and move people out.
Troops have been sent in, too, to keep order. These soldiers are guarding suspected looters detained in Villahermosa.
Some parts of the centre of this city of half a million are under 6m of water.
Residents who can have left the city by their own transport. But the roads are hazardous as this stranded driver discovered.
For other residents of the city, the wait continues on roofs and upper storeys of buildings.