A British family caught up in the centre of Hurricane Irma on the British Virgin Islands are "lucky to be alive" after the storm ripped apart the house where they had taken shelter.
Sasha Joyce, her husband Brendan and their children two children emerged to find almost the entire house where they had bunkered down in was destroyed.
Only the room they had been in had survived, said Mrs Joyce's cousin Clare Parker, who lives in London.
Mr Joyce, 44, from Glasgow, has lived on the island for more than 10 years and works as a marina manager at Nanny Cay.
His wife Sasha, 34, is from the British island territory and their children Keiran, four, and Aiden, two, were born there.
As the storm approached, the family took shelter together inside Mrs Joyce's father home.
Although the family had lived through many hurricanes before, they realised that Irma would be a much larger storm.
They took precautions to shutter up the house and protect it from the storm as much as possible.
They are said to be stunned and distraught at the extent of the damage that the storm has caused on the island.
Mr Joyce's sister Frances, from Glasgow, has spoken to him and said he is devastated by what has happened and worried for the future.
She said: "The first time he phoned, he phoned me in tears and said 'we're alive, there's nothing else'.
"He is really worried about food and shelter, and worried about how it's going to pan out.
"They have two little boys as well, so they are trying to keep them calm.
"Back in Scotland we're devastated as a family, we feel so helpless as we can't do anything for them, they're away over there. It's amazing that they are alive."