Dusk settles over Eita, a neighbourhood on Tarawa, Kiribati's main atoll, as inhabitants lift their potted plants from the ground to safety.
They place them on tables, benches, any elevated platform they can find.
Waves crash with increasing ferocity against the nearby home-made seawall.
On the other side of the settlement, the tide continues to swell. Soon, sandbags begin to collapse.
Runnels meander in from all directions, pushing rubbish ahead of them, water inches deep rises around huts.