Sky News has witnessed the destruction around the Marsh Harbour marina in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
Local Bob Cornea said: "It sounded like a huge, huge jetliner going over. The waves - you'd just see the waves crashing into our home.
"We were totally battered - we were secure but it knocked out the doors and the windows. Everything."
Officials expect the number of dead will continue to rise due to areas remaining inaccessible to rescue crews.