Leanne Nicholson A red alert has been issued for Port Hedland and district residents as tropical cyclone Christine intensifies and heads towards Western Australia's Pilbara coast.
Robyn Preston Police are investigating the death of a woman who was shot in Port Hedland on Saturday night.
Leanne Nicholson Residents are in lockdown and emergency welfare centres have been opened in the north west of Western Australia as severe tropical cyclone Christine bears down on the Pilbara.
Tropical cyclone Christine has been downgraded to a category one system as it continues to sweep inland through Western Australia, leaving behind largely superficial damage to trees, fences and roofs.
Leanne Nicholson Asbestos dislodged or damaged during cyclone Christine now pose an additional health risk to Pilbara residents.
Aleisha Orr Investigators from Perth will head to Broome today to examine the site where a 27-year-old pilot died in a plane crash at Cable Beach last night.
Anne-Louise Brown The pilot who died in a Broome plane crash was an experienced pilot who had flown the route numerous times before, according to the directors of Golden Eagle Airlines.
Robyn Preston Pilbara's ports hit evacuation mode on Tuesday, locking-down sites and moving ships out to sea, after warnings that a tropical cyclone that may pass through the region on Wednesday.
Aleisha Orr Cyclone Rusty could have a 100-kilometre wide eye and feature winds of more than 200km\h by the time its full force is felt on WA's North West coastline late on Wednesday.
Aleisha Orr People sheltering from a category four cyclone could be stuck inside for some time as the storm creeps nearer.
Tropical Cyclone Rusty in Western Australia's Pilbara region has been downgraded to a category one, allowing emergency services authorities to give the all clear to Pardoo and Marble Bar.
Rolling coverage of tropical cyclone Rusty as parts of WA's North West prepare for destructive winds and flooding.
While tropical cyclone Rusty continues to weaken, communities inland from Western Australia's east Pilbara region are now in its firing line as the storm continues creeping south.
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