HORRIBLE: When 1000 Year Rain Hits South Carolina Cemeteries, This Happens

HORRIBLE: When 1000 Year Rain Hits South Carolina Cemeteries, This Happens

Dealing with deadly flood levels is traumatic enough for most people, but little did South Carolina residents know, it was about to get even freakier. On top of the flooding, people also are having to deal with coffins surfacing and floating through their streets.

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As South Carolina deals with deadly, 1,000-year flooding caused by Hurricane Joaquin this weekend, a strange, grim effect of the deluge is being felt throughout the area: coffins are surfacing and floating in the floodwaters.

… With the heavy rainfall and floodwaters having completely saturated the soil at the coffins depth, the pressure from the water pushes the coffins through the surface where they can be swept away by flood waters.

Besides the emotional turmoil that can come with seeing a loved one’s coffin floating out of the ground, such occurrences can also pose health risks. The floodwaters can spread toxic chemicals used in formaldehyde and other chemicals used for embalming.

It’s like one of those urban legends that people always assume couldn’t actually happen in real life — only this time, it has. It’s a horrific addition to an already tragic and scary situation.

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