The death toll from hurricane Dorian is slowly rising in the Bahamas.
Officials say forty-five people are now dead and 70,000 people are left homeless.
And with hundreds still missing, they expect that number to climb much higher.
Rescue teams have been digging through debris fields searching for more survivors.
But all that rubble is slowing down their efforts.
In the worst hit areas, relief teams are delivering aid to 70,000 people left homeless.
Many Bahamians have fled to the United States seeking refuge.
But some refugees have faced obstacles trying to evacuate.
Last Sunday roughly 130 people trying to evacuate the Bahamas were turned away from a ferry heading to Florida.
They were ordered to leave the ferry if they did not have a US visa.
The ferry operator blamed US immigration authorities but apologized for the hardship and inconvenience caused to passengers.
US Customs and Border protection agree the incident was a result of confusion.