Cyclone Veronica poses biggest risk to the Pilbara in a decade authorities warn

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Veronica begins slow journey across the coastThe eye of the cyclone is expected to cross the coast mid late afternoon but the systems outer parts have already started crossing. That surge will coincide with high tides a combination which is likely to see much of Port Hedland inundated by flood waters. New technology is being used to measure the impact of Cyclone Veronica on wave conditions and the coastline. A red alert has been issued for communities between Pardoo and Mardie Dampier. Meanwhile residents in North Queensland and the Northern Territory are set for a reprieve from the damaging former Tropical Cyclone Trevor. Severe Tropical Cyclone Veronica is slowly moving towards the Pilbara coast. Tropical cyclone Trevor has weakened below cyclone strength west of Brunette Downs a BOM statement read. A powerful flooding rain and dangerous tide surges over a prolonged period. Cyclone Veronica was downgraded to a category three system as it began lashing the coastline of the Pilbara region between Dampier and Port Hedland about 6am on Sunday. The tide beginning to rise in Port Hedland on Friday

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