Power and access were cut off to the remote indigenous community of Jigalong for two days after a freak storm struck the town.
Storms started brewing on Saturday afternoon, with winds gusts near 80km/h and heavy rains hammered the community, 100km east of Newman.
Jigalong Police Acting Senior Sergeant Ross Jones said stormy weather lifted the roof off one of the houses and into power lines.
"On Saturday afternoon one house lost half its roof and the power was switched off to alleviate the risk of electrocution," he said.
Jigalong Creek, which flows around the community, rose several metres and cut off access roads into the town.
Unable to access the remote community by road, utility providers were flown into the town via helicopter.
Electricity and roads were up and running again by Monday night.
Port Hedland bureau of meteorology observer Daniel Hayes said a trough caused inland thunderstorm activity.
"We have a trough that is lying through from the Kimberly through the Pilbara and into the Gascoyne and we have been seeing activity to the east of that trough," he said.
"We have had a fair amount of thunderstorm activity there. It has been isolated in terms of rainfall."
More than 30mm of rainfall was recorded in Newman from Saturday to Monday.
Karratha Department of Emergency Services superintendent John Newman helped co-ordinate the restoration of services into Jigalong.
He said rainfall activity that cut off access roads was normal for this time of year but heavy storms were out of the ordinary.
Jigalong nurse Igor Roncovich said the nursing post was closed for three days due to the power outage.
"We have back-up power to power up the fridges, but we had to close the clinic and respond to emergency calls only," he said.
Close to 400 people normally reside in Jigalong, but it is estimated about 50 people were in the town at the time of the storms.
Gibb River Road was closed has been closed in both directions today from Wyndham to Pentecost River due to excessive rainfall.
Sections of Marble Bar Road near Fortescue River Bridge Side Track and the Jigalong Turnoff to Nullagine were also closed.
The bureau predicted a chance of further storms to continue through the festive period.