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It could cost up to $1 million dollars to fix the damage from the freak storm that hit Corrigin on Monday evening.

About 4.30pm a storm hit bringing down trees, destroying sheds and ripping roofs off home and buildings.

Deputy CEO at the Shire of Corrigin Taryn Dayman said that the biggest expense will go towards repairing the town hall.

"The town hall is going to be the most significant infrastructure that requires a lot of spending because being heritage listed there are certain protocols that we have to follow," Ms Dayman said.

"The damage cost could possibly get to $1 million but it's a little bit hard to put a dollar figure on it."

She added that the damage "could have been a lot worse than it was".

She said the clean up is well underway and the shire has been doing all that they can to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.

"You can still tell we've received a lot of rain and we'll have a rain sweeper in tomorrow to get a lot of excess debris off the road so then it's sorting out the aftermath like fixing fences and significant buildings," Ms Dayman said.

The Corrigin Hotel and local school were amongst the damaged buildings.

The local pool is also going to be shut for over a week.

"Individuals have been cleaning up their own surroundings," Ms Dayman said.

"Initially after the storm there were some crews helping getting big trees and all of that off the roads, but it's been mainly the shire that have been going around cleaning up."

The West Australian

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