Heavy rains in Belle Rose, south Louisiana caused about a dozen caskets to float away from their graves on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.
The scene unfolded in a cemetery in Assumption Parish, about 50 miles south of Baton Rouge. Parts of that parish received nearly ten inches of rainfall.
According to WAFB, loved ones of people buried there rushed to the cemetery and prevented them from floating away using sandbags to weigh them down. Others opted to move the caskets to higher ground.
You can look at more pictures here.
OK.. why aren’t the caskets in VAULTS. Here in our state it is the law.. a vault shouldn’t float .
Yeah, I find this really weird too! In the back of the picture you see some caskets covered with sand bags. Where I live we still bury them underground but the holes we are digging are pretty deep (6ft) so flooding would not unearth them. Maybe they weren’t buried yet? It wasn’t specified in the original article (see WAFB red link in article). I must say, I am also baffled by this! MP