Rusty makes landfall, Port Hedland spared

Rusty makes landfall, Port Hedland spared

Tropical Cyclone Rusty has moved inland and is now affecting people in, or near the coastal and inland communities of Pardoo to Nullagine, including Marble Bar in the Pilbara.

A red alert is in place for these areas and people are being told to find shelter immediately.

The former category 3 system, which has been downgraded to a category 2 cyclone, made landfall yesterday afternoon, slamming into the coast near Pardoo.

The all clear has been given to residents in Port Hedland as the system moves away from the coast, however excessive rainfall is likely to cause major flooding in the De Grey catchment.

But the Department of Fire and Emergency Services is warning there could be hazards in areas that have been given the all clear.

Authorities are warning people to be aware of fallen power lines and issues with sewage systems.

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