Flood Waters Postpone Burials in Local Community

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

July 4, 2012 -

Tropical Storm Debby has caused lots of damage. It also softened the ground slowing down burials for now.

In Suwannee County, burials are at a standstill.

We first told you Monday about coffins actually coming up out of the ground because of the soft dirt.

Tuesday, an employee at the Daniels Funeral Home in Live Oak says they've had to put a temporary stop to burials as well.

So right now, many families can't see their loved ones put to rest.

"It dumped so much water on the area, one of the biggest problems we've had is having to postpone a few funerals and burials that we've had, which hasn't been a tremendous amount which is a blessing," said Jordan Daniels.

A picture sent to us by a viewer shows coffins that emerged from a local cemetery.

Suwannee County Sheriff Tony Cameron tells us the coffins were picked up by a search team once they were notified about them.

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