Web Extra: Caskets Float in South Louisiana Flood

Published 05/29 2014 09:18AM

Updated 05/29 2014 09:25AM

Belle Rose, LA -- The south 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 gravesites.

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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