Severe floods in the Mexican state of Tabasco were continuing to cause havoc and devastation on Saturday, with widespread destruction and hundreds of thousands made homeless.
There have been reports of looting and warnings of possible disease outbreaks in the state, on the Gulf of Mexico.
In the state capital Villahermosa, most of the streets were still flooded and many were waking up in makeshift shelters after being evacuated from their homes.
Food is becoming scarce, and about 150 hospitals are out of commission because of the flooding.
A week of heavy rains caused rivers to overflow, submerging at least 80 percent of the oil-rich state of Tabasco.
At least one death was reported and nearly all services, including drinking water and public transportation, were shut down as more than 900-thousand people in the state of 2 (m) million had their homes flooded, damaged or cut off.
Mexicans have rallied around the disaster, donating money and supplies to the needy.
The Associated Press spoke to a police officer in Villahermosa, who said the flood levels had subsided.
But although the water levels have dropped, forecasters have predicted more rain in the coming days.