Hurricane Maria, strengthened to a "potentially catastrophic" category five storm, has torn into the Caribbean island of Dominica with sustained winds of 260km/h (160mph).
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit posted on Facebook that his roof had been torn off and he was "at the complete mercy of the hurricane".
He said his house had flooded, later adding that he had been rescued.
Dominica's airport and ports have been closed.
Maria is moving roughly along the same track as Irma, the hurricane that devastated the region this month.
The nearby island of Martinique has declared a maximum-level alert while another French island, Guadeloupe, ordered evacuations.