The Royal Navy has deployed extra medics and is sending another ship to deliver humanitarian assistance to the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, the Ministry of Defence has said.
Search and rescue teams were still trying to reach some Bahamian communities isolated by floodwaters and debris after Hurricane Dorian, as the death toll rose to 43.
Hundreds of desperate storm victims gathered at the port in Grand Abaco in the Bahamas on Friday, hoping to get off the hurricane-devastated island, amid signs of rising frustration over the pace of the disaster-relief effort.
Scenes of devastation in the Bahamas have been captured by a Royal Navy helicopter as the UK joined efforts to help the thousands of people affected by Hurricane Dorian.
Bahamians have rescued victims of Hurricane Dorian with jet skis and a bulldozer as the US coast guard, Britain’s Royal Navy and aid groups tried to get food and medicine to survivors and take the most desperate people to safety.
Residents of the Bahamas have been assessing the damage after Hurricane Dorian smashed into the country. Pictures from the islands show the extent of the devastation that has been caused.
Relief officials have reported scenes of utter ruin in parts of the Bahamas and rushed to deal with an unfolding humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
A family waded through chest-level waters to rescue their three dogs from the Hurricane Dorian flooding.
A video of a jet-ski navigating flooded streets in the Bahamas has offered a moment of light relief amid the destruction left by Hurricane Dorian.
Footage has been released from on board a US hurricane hunter jet as it flew through the eye of Hurricane Dorian on Sunday.