The path of Cyclone Trevor has been predicted along the southern coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria.
"It's really important that people understand this is a very serious cyclone. We will be assessing that in Port Hedland the morning, and doing some damage assessments and so on to see if we can lift it, but at this stage is it still a red alert", Mr Wills said.
The Bureau of Meteorology said Veronica was producing wind gusts of up to 200km per hour and pushed a storm surge of up to two metres (seven feet) onto the coast.
Two powerful cyclones are blowing toward Australia's sparsely populated north where around 2,000 people have been evacuated from the east coast of the Northern Territory ahead of strong winds, mountainous waves and flooding rain.
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The iron ore exporting Port Hedland and Port Dampier in Western Australia have been cleared of commercial vessels in preparation of a severe tropical cyclone, which is expected to make landfall in the region on Sunday, the Pilbara Ports Authority said Friday. Residents of Groote Eylandt are being evacuated by air to Darwin, with residents of the coastal community of Numbulwar being transported by buses to Katherine.
James Ashley, a senior forecaster from Australia's Bureau of Meteorology, said Veronica was unique because of its slow speed, which would bring a long danger period.
"We are going to do everything we can to get you home as soon as we can", the NT police regional controller Travis Wurst told evacuees in Darwin on Saturday.
The Northern Territory Emergency Service (NTES) implored those anywhere near the cyclone's strike zone to immediately prepare themselves, their families and their homes.
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The centre of the storm is now located around 95 kilometres west of Port Hedland.
Trevor earlier crossed the Cape York peninsula in northern Queensland state, causing flooding, closing roads and knocking out power.
Residents along the Pilbara coast have been warned of Tropical Cyclone Veronica's destructive winds of up to 155km/h and wind gusts to 220km/h.
At landfall, Trevor is forecast to be a Category 4 severe tropical cyclone, roughly similar to a Category 2 or 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale used in the U.S.
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