GIFFORD, Fla. (AP) - April showers bring May flowers. But in a central Florida cemetery, October rains nearly raised the dead.
The Vero Beach News Journal (http://bit.ly/socQBQ ) reports concrete vaults were unearthed this week in Gifford Cemetery after a tropical system dumped heavy rain across Florida during the final weekend in October.
Cemetery spokeswoman Delores Hayes says October's record-setting rain loosened the soil, allowing the vaults to float to the surface. She says no caskets were visible.
Hayes says crews will have to wait until the soil dries to assess the damage and bury the vaults again.
Officials say nearby Vero Beach got an estimated 21.93 inches of rain in October, making it the second wettest month on record.
Residents told the newspaper a similar situation occurred during the 2004 hurricane season.
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