Record-Breaking Flooding Is Causing Coffins To Come Out Of The Ground

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The catastrophic flooding in South Carolina spread to at least one cemetery over the weekend causing coffins to float to the surface and drift along the water.

According to CBS Atlanta, several coffins rose from the depths of Springfield Cemetery in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

The coffins were reportedly pushed up by the water pressure...

...and toxic chemicals used for embalming could now be in the water.

People posted about more cemeteries with unearthed coffins on social media.

#chswx RT @Little_Carroll: Water levels are starting to make graves and caskets rise. pic.twitter.com/QWM7GDmAnZ — Joe Wright (@Sctvman) October 4, 2015

The storm brought forth in part by Hurricane Joaquin reportedly killed at least seven people, with some areas in South Carolina experiencing more than two feet of rain.

Columbia, South Carolina received more rain on Sunday than ever before on a single day, and hundreds of thousands may be left without drinking water.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley told CBS News,

We haven't seen this kind of rain in the low country in a thousand years.

Mashable reports over 400 coffins were also seen floating on floodwater when Tropical Storm Alberto struck Georgia in 1994.

Citations: South Carolina Flooding Causing Coffins To Rise From Ground (CBS Atlanta), Historic flooding has caskets floating to the surface in South Carolina (Mashable)