R.I.P. Not!

The power of water and subsequent flooding can be catastrophic disturbing even the dead. Hurricanes with record breaking amounts of rain, and rising sea levels due to global warming cause subsidence especially in ‘spongy’ soil.

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Lawton, PA. Source: https://imgur.com/gallery/JHY5GxH

Charles Hunter, the Calcasieu Parish chief coroner investigator, Louisiana. “In a flood, the air pressure builds up in that vault and it will eventually break the seal,” he said. “When that happens, the lid just pops off. I’ve even seen the water pick up the entire vault, and they can weigh in excess of 3,000 pounds.”

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Rochester, VT after Hurricane Irene 2011. Source: https://www.nola.com/hurricane/2011/10/flooded_vermont_town_struggles.html

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Springfield SC. Source: https://khqa.com/news/nation-world/caskets-rise-from-south-carolina-cemetery-after-widespread-flooding

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New Orleans LA. Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/louisiana-flooding-caskets-calcasieu-parish/
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Louisiana. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGYkA7HgKCU
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Louisiana. Source: https://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0518/How-fast-is-New-Orleans-sinking-Faster-and-faster-says-new-study
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Source: http://www.ghosthuntingtheories.com/2017/07/flooded-cemeteries-terrifying-finds.html

Dr. David Persse, the physician in charge of Houston’s Emergency Medical Services and Public Health Authority stated, “Embalming kills all pathogens in the body, and corpses buried before the practice would be so decomposed in diluted floodwater there would be no danger.”

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