TROPICAL Cyclone Rusty is now battering WA's Pilbara coast after being upgraded to a category four storm.
A red alert has been issued for people in Pilbara region towns between Pardoo and Whim Creek, including Port Hedland and South Hedland.
These residents are being told to go to shelter immediately.
Dramatic video footage is emerging from Western Australia as tropical cyclone Rusty approaches the Pilbara coast.
The slow-moving monster storm was still over the sea this morning but the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) says it's likely to cross the northwest corner of WA later in the day.
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