After Hurricane Maria pummelled Dominica, communications are slowly returning to the island.

There are unconfirmed reports of at least 24 deaths across the country, with more than half of those at Pointe Michel.

Pointe Michel is currently only accessible by foot due to the damage suffered.

The latest official statement from the government is that Dominica is in a state of emergency and a curfew is in place from 4pm to 8am.

More to come.