Storm-hit regions get disaster aidThursday February 7, 2013 - 15:02 EDT
Disaster assistance funding will be made available to several areas in Western Australia's south that were affected by severe storms last month.
The two thunderstorms on January 15 caused major damage parts of the lower Wheatbelt, Great Southern and south-west.
The tiny town of Karlgarin, in the Wheatbelt, was the hardest hit - eight buildings, including the post office and local caravan park, sustained major damage.
The disaster assistance money, which is jointly funded by the state and federal governments, is available for the shires of Kondinin, Lake Grace, Bruce Rock and Capel and the City of Busselton.
© ABC 2013
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