The most powerful storm to hit the Caribbean Islands of the Bahamas since records began has torn roofs from buildings and caused severe flooding.
Hurricane Dorian, a category five storm, has sustained winds of up to 285 kilometre per hour.
A “life-threatening” storm surge of 23 feet is also predicted in places.
The hurricane is moving slowly westwards and may hit areas of the eastern US seaboard.
The US states of Florida, Georgia, north and south Carolina have all declared states of emergency.
The storm also battered Grand Bahama Island with high winds and torrential rainfall.
Dorian is expected to continue to move over Grand Bahama Island on Monday.
It is then due to move closer to Florida’s east coast late on Monday and through to Tuesday night local time.
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