Jamaicans run toward a shelter in the capital Kingston as Hurricane Dean brings winds of up to 150mph (240km/h).
Downtown Kingston is quiet, with a month-long state of emergency having been declared by the government.
One Jamaican tries using an umbrella to resist the winds generated by the Category Four storm.
Palm trees are buffeted and some uprooted during the storm which also tore off roofs from houses in southern Jamaica.
A young boy runs beneath the rain and wind in the capital.
High waves crash against the beach beside the road between the airport and Kingston.
The wind, rain and waves leave debris littered across Cayes-Jacmel in the south-east of the island.
Two women look for shelter as Hurricane Dean sweeps along Haiti's southern coast.