Assumption Parish flooding causes caskets to float out of graves

CNN via WGNO
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:15am

The small Louisiana town of Belle Rose in Assumption Parish had an unusual problem during Wednesday's wet weather.

The heavy rains caused about a dozen caskets to float from their grave sites.

Loved ones of those 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.

Parts of the parish, about 50 miles south of Baton Rouge, got nearly 10-inches of rain.

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