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Last Updated: Monday October 24 2005 18:32 GMT

In pictures: Hurricane Wilma

Hurricane Wilma has battered the Mexican coast, causing severe flooding in some parts. Here palm trees  bend in winds of up to 140mph.

Hurricane Wilma has battered the Mexican coast, causing severe flooding in some parts. Here palm trees bend in winds of up to 140mph.

Wilma swept across Mexico, leaving scenes of devastation

Wilma swept across Mexico, leaving scenes of devastation

These surfers took advantage of the big waves created by Wilma

These surfers took advantage of the big waves created by Wilma

This was all that remained of a house in Cuba

This was all that remained of a house in Cuba

A tourist about to get soaked on Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, in the Cayman Islands.

A tourist about to get soaked on Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, in the Cayman Islands.

A Cuban peasant family walk in heavy rains caused by Hurricane Wilma in Havana.

A Cuban peasant family walk in heavy rains caused by Hurricane Wilma in Havana.

A walker watches the sea in Cancun Mexico. Hurricane Wilma was the strongest ever to from in the Americas.

A walker watches the sea in Cancun Mexico. Hurricane Wilma was the strongest ever to from in the Americas.

A woman and her dog are moved to a safer area in Cuba as Wilma heads their way

A woman and her dog are moved to a safer area in Cuba as Wilma heads their way.

A shopkeeper left an amusing sign when they boarded up their property in Florida. Hundreds of thousands of people have left their homes as Wilma approaches.

A shopkeeper left an amusing sign when they boarded up their property in Florida. Hundreds of thousands of people have left their homes as Wilma approaches.

Hundreds of tourists have moved to temporary shelters in Mexico to escape the storm

Hundreds of tourists have moved to temporary shelters in Mexico to escape the storm.



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