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Powerful cyclone hits Western Australia

Posted On: Apr. 14, 2023 9:39 AM CST

Tropical Cyclone Ilsa struck Western Australia close to Port Hedland, which is the world’s largest iron ore export hub, on April 13 as a category five storm, setting record wind speeds and triggering a red alert for some inland communities, BBC reported citing Channel Nine. The powerful storm, which has been downgraded to category three, is the strongest to hit the region in 14 years. As the cyclone approached, ships were moved from the Hedland harbor to avoid damage.

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