THE aftermath of Hurricane Ian continues to be devastating to members of the Florida community as flooding affects some cemeteries.
In Orlando, the local Oakland cemetery has even suffered so much damage from excess water and uprooted trees that loved ones who have been laid to rest are being uncovered and floating from their graves, according to Fox 35 News.
Family members came to the place to help clean up the area, only to find the horrific scene of broken caskets and exposed bodies.
Of course, it’s troubling for the family who have come to make sure their departed loved ones are still safe.
Orlando residents were in tears after seeing the scene and doing a cleanup.
Some even feared their loved ones would be completely washed away, but for now at least all the bodies have been counted and can be returned to their resting places.
A local resident spoke to Fox 35 and even revealed that his grandmother had been buried in the cemetery just a week before it was destroyed.
“Last Tuesday my grandmother had a funeral… Saturday we were supposed to have a funeral for my uncle Anthony Hamilton but of course it’s flooded right now so I don’t see it at the moment,” he said.
“Right now it’s a lot … it’s hard to believe because I mean I was born and raised here in Oakland and you know sadly this happens,” the situation resident noted.
The cleanup after Hurricane Ian continues at Oakland Cemetery to recover the moved graves and return loved ones to their proper resting places.
Hurricane Ian caused other destruction
Although Orlando and the Oakland Cemetery were badly hit by Hurricane Ian, many other locations were also devastated.
The storm has now killed 13 people in the state of Florida and left more than 2.5 million residents without power.
Not to mention that before reaching the United States, the storm made landfall in Cuba.
Hurricane Ian’s 125 mph winds left 11 million people without power across the country, causing a nearly nationwide blackout and massive flooding in many areas.
The property damage that was left behind in the coastal areas of Florida is also unimaginable.
The US Sun reports a $1 million McLaren hypercar that was blown away as the storm hit Cayo Costa, Florida.
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