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Last Updated: Monday August 20 2007 16:37 GMT

In pictures: Hurricane Dean blasts Caribbean

Satellite image of Hurricane Dean from NASA

Hurricane Dean has blasted across the island of Jamaica, uprooting trees and knocking down power lines.

Satellite image of Hurricane Dean.

Winds of more than 150 miles per hour caused loads of problems. This image was taken from space.

Waves on the island of Guadeloupe.

Hurricanes create much bigger waves than people are used to. This wave struck the island of Guadeloupe.

Flattened crops in Martinique

Nearby St Lucia and Martinique have already been battered by the storm as winds of up to 100mph ripped off roofs and flattened fields of crops.

Children sleeping in an emergency shelter

People had to prepare for the worst. Low-lying areas were evacuated and schools and churches converted into emergency shelters.

People stocking up in a supermarket in Jamaica

Some people were panic-buying in supermarkets as they were worried that food supplies could run out.

Astronauts in space. Picture from NASA

Nasa is even bringing astronauts on board the Endeavour space shuttle back to Earth a day early as they're worried the hurricane will reach mission control in Houston, Texas, USA, which would make landing the shuttle impossible.

Hurricane Dean hits Haiti

When the storm hit Haiti on Sunday two people were killed and more than 1,000 were evacuated.

Cancun, Mexico gets ready for Hurricane Dean

Weather experts think Cancun in Mexico is the next place that Hurricane Dean will hit. Thousands of tourists have been evacuated.