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Stories of survival emerge from Gympie floods as horses tread water for hours

Horse owners and farmers are counting their losses and celebrating tales of survival after the Gympie region was inundated with up to 650 millimetres of rain over the weekend.

"It's just come down in such a hurry that no-one was prepared for it," Tansey resident Julie Cunningham said.

"There's lots of losses everywhere in the district … it's devastating."

Ms Cunningham, who is the secretary of the Tansey Show Society, said it had been a horrific few days with many horses stranded at the showgrounds.

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Article written by Jennifer Nichols, Lucy Cooper, and Meg Bolton

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