Hundreds of people are fleeing the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian brought widespread devastation earlier this week.
The number of people known to have been killed rose from 30 to 43 overnight.
Hundreds are still missing and search teams have yet to reach some communities.
Authorities expect the total number who have died to rise even further in the coming days.
Aid efforts have been ramping up in the country, with the UN earlier this week stating around 70,000 people were in urgent need of humanitarian aid.
Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said free air evacuations would continue until everyone who wants to leave has done so.
On my way to Abaco to assess damage with @CARICOMorg and @cdemacu officials. Free air evacuations on Bahamasair from Abaco started yesterday and will continue until all Grand Bahama and Abaco residents who want to leave are off the islands. We are also taking more supplies. pic.twitter.com/dNRf8tpQNr
— Dr Hubert Minnis (@minnis_dr) September 6, 2019
Trevor Turner lives in High Rock on Grand Bahama island, where only a church and a nearby oil storage facility survived the storm.
He said: "After the hurricane... it's unreal. It's like what you see in the movies... those end times... It's just unreal."
Meanwhile, parts of the US east coast have been battered with strong winds and heavy rain as Dorian continues along its path.
In recent days the storm has weakened to a category one hurricane - and is expected to weaken further to a tropical cyclone shortly.
In North Carolina, the storm hit the islands of Cape Hatteras with maximum sustained winds of almost 150km/h on Friday.
The storm's now expected to produce hurricane conditions in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland later today and tonight.
Authorities in Canada are urging people to prepare for potential flooding.
Get the latest on #DORIAN affecting #Atlantic #Canada: https://t.co/8efOx7vLM2 #hurricane #severewx pic.twitter.com/aqNTfIFEPK
— ECCC Canadian Hurricane Centre (@ECCC_CHC) September 6, 2019