Floods and mudslides are thought to have killed at least 40 people as heavy rainstorms hit the Portuguese island of Madeira.
Tonnes of mud and stones went tumbling down the island's slopes as torrential rains flooded the capital, Funchal, and several other towns.
Lots of people were rescued from the raging flood waters in the main city of Funchal but several people, including some Britons, had to be taken to hospital.
The flooding and landslides swept away cars, cut off power supplies and damaged phone lines.
Hundreds of people in Funchal have been left homeless as homes and businesses have been badly damaged.
Madeira is about 625 miles from Portugal's capital city Lisbon, and is a popular holiday destination for tourists.
Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has said he'll do all he can to help. The Portuguese military has already sent specialist rescue teams to the island.
In the meantime, fire crews have been using dinghies to help rescue people.