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Cyclone Heidi weakens moving inland in Australia

01-12-2012 15:05 BJT

SYDNEY, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- The threat of Tropical Cyclone Heidi is over for many towns in Western Australia's Pilbara region, authorities said on Thursday.

The Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) said an all- clear advice has been given for people in or near the coastal and inland communities between Pardoo and Whim Creek, including the communities of Port Hedland and South Hedland.

The FESA said the threat has passed but people should take care to avoid the dangers caused by damage, such as fallen trees and power lines.

A cyclone warning remains in place for inland areas of the Pilbara south of Whim Creek and Port Hedland.

Tropical Cyclone Heidi swept through Port Hedland in Western Australia's Pilbara region on Thursday morning, leaving more than 3500 homes and businesses without power, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News reported.

The category two cyclone has been downgraded to category one and is moving inland through the state's northwest.

Heidi is weakening as it moves further inland and is expected to be below tropical cyclone intensity by Thursday afternoon or evening, the Bureau of Meteorology said.


Editor:Bai Yang |Source: Xinhua

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