14 photos showing the devastation in the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian left a trail of destruction in the Bahamas early this week, with the death toll at seven Wednesday expected to rise.

“We are in the midst of one of the greatest national crises in our country’s history,” Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said, according to the Associated Press.

Here are 14 photos showing the destruction left by the storm, and rescue efforts:

The island Great Abaco in the northern Bahamas on Tuesday. —Paul Halliwell / AFP / Getty Images
Man-o-War cay on Tuesday. —Medic Corps via AP
A family walks on a road after being rescued from the flood waters of Hurricane Dorian, near Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Tuesday.
Volunteers walk under the wind and rain of Hurricane Dorian, on a flooded road after rescuing several families that arrived on small boats, near the Causarina bridge in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Tuesday. —Ramon Espinosa / AP
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flies over the areas affected by Hurricane Dorian, as a catamaran thrown onshore by the hurricane lays stranded on a submerged highway near Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Tuesday. —Ramon Espinosa / AP
A volunteer looks for the owner of a dog he rescued from the rising waters of Hurricane Dorian, on a flooded road near the Causarina bridge in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Tuesday. —AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
A marina on Andros Island on Monday. —AFP / U.S. Coast Guard
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Julia Aylen wades through waist-deep water carrying her pet dog as she is rescued from her flooded home during Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Tuesday. —Tim Aylen / AP
Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Tuesday. —Ramon Espinosa / AP
Volunteers rescue a family from the rising waters of Hurricane Dorian, near the Causarina bridge in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Tuesday. —Ramon Espinosa / AP
Flooding on the runway of the Marsh Harbour Airport in the Bahamas on Monday. —U.S. Coast Guard Station Clearwater via AP