The death toll in Haiti as a result of Hurricane Matthew – the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade – has soared to more than 300, officials say.
Some 50 people were reported killed in the town of Roche-a-Bateau alone.
The nearby city of Jeremie saw 80% of its buildings levelled. In Sud province 30,000 homes were destroyed.
Category Three Matthew, with sustained winds of 120mph (193km/h), is heading up the coastline of the US state of Florida but has not made landfall.
It remains unclear whether it will do so.
At 07:00 local time (11:00 GMT) Matthew was centred about 35 miles (60km) east-north-east of Cape Canaveral and moving north-north-west at about 14mph (22km/h), the National Hurricane Center said.
SOURCE: BBC World Service Online