Crisis called one of the country's worst ever disasters
Thousands of people have been trapped in their homes in Mexico by the worst floods to ever hit the south of the country.
More than one million residents have been affected by the floods in the southern state of Tabasco, which is the size of Belgium and is now 80% underwater.
Officials expect more rain in the coming days. The state's governor has said that 'New Orleans was small' in comparison to the floods.
With flooding across nearly all of the Gulf coast state of Tabasco and food and drinking water scarce, health officials warned against epidemics of cholera and other waterborne diseases.
An estimated 900,000 people had their homes flooded, damaged or cut off, and as of Thursday 300,000 still had not been rescued, Tabasco Gov. Andres Granier said. Police, soldiers and military workers were still trying to reach them.