Financial assistance for Pilbara residents affected by Cyclone Veronica has been made available from the Federal and State governments.

The assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan said Tropical Cyclone Veronica had caused widespread damage to the region.

“Financial assistance is now available for the local government areas of East Pilbara, Karratha and Port Hedland to aid their recovery,” he said.

“Personal hardship assistance is also available to impacted residents in these areas to help with the recovery.”

The DRFA will allow local governments to access funding to assist with the cost of clean-up and repairs.

“The Commonwealth and Western Australian governments continue to monitor tropical cyclone Veronica’s impacts and are ready to extend disaster assistance to communities that need it,” Mr Logan said.