Brazil's Minas Gerais hit by deadly floods
5 January 2012 Last updated at 03:07 GMT
At least six people have been killed and tens of thousands have been forced from their homes by floods and landslides in south-eastern Brazil.
Some 3,000 homes have been destroyed and a total of 66 towns and cities in Minas Gerais state have declared a state of emergency after heavy rains.
Many roads have been blocked, making it difficult to get help and supplies to affected areas.
Jonathan Josephs reports.