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Forum offers 'practical' help for flood-hit farmers

By Bruce Atkinson, Friday April 19, 2013 - 11:59 EST

A grazier says it is hoped a flood recovery meeting west of Gympie today will help farmers struggling to cope with the disaster.

Farmers in the Tansey and Booubyjan district were hit by three floods from the end of January.

Erin Lawless says the local Landcare group is organising the flood recovery session at the Booubyjan hall this afternoon that will include financial advisers.

"We've got some counselling services coming as well," she said.

"I think it's important that people just look out for their neighbours at the moment and ... just give them a ring and have a friendly chat and remember to talk about something other than the floods as well.

"It still can be a big ask for people to come and bear their souls and tell people about what's happened.

"They're still sometimes having a bit of trouble reliving it all.

"We've got a really practical tilt on the day, so we really want to be able [to offer] practical advice and help."


- ABC

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