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Mini Whirlpool Forms off Port Hedland as Cyclone Veronica Approaches Pilbara Coast

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Published on March 24, 2019 - Duration: 00:17s

Mini Whirlpool Forms off Port Hedland as Cyclone Veronica Approaches Pilbara Coast

A Western Australia woman caught a glimpse of a small whirlpool in action near Port Hedland on Friday, March 22, as approaching Cyclone Veronica brought changes to the winds and tides along the Pilbara coastline.Cyclone Veronica delivered intense conditions to the Pilbara coast over the following days, bringing destructive winds, intense rainfall and large storm surges.On Saturday, the Bureau of Meteorology reported tide levels 1.5 meters above normal levels at Port Hedland, which was subject to the most severe effects of the approaching storm.Western Australia’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services issued a code red alert for Pardoo to Mardie along the Pilbara coast on Sunday.

Residents were urged to take shelter immediately.

Credit: Keisha Brown via Storyful

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