The recent ongoing rains in Louisiana and Southern Mississippi USA have flooded homes and caused hundreds of evacuations but that’s not the worst part of it.
The floods are said to have caused a number of deaths and even brought up the caskets in Ridgeville, South Carolina.
The scene was so saddening as caught by news channel NBCNEWS, that one pastor was seen trying to help stop the caskets from being completely swept away.
Pastor Wayne H. Reeves watched for hours Monday as a casket began floating away from the cemetery of New Canaan Methodist Church and decided it was enough.
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A pastor defied a deputy’s orders Monday, wading out to retrieve a casket floating away in fetid floodwaters in Ridgeville, South Carolina — because “this is America.”
Wayne H. Reeves watched for hours Monday as a casket began floating away from the cemetery of New Canaan Methodist Church. That’s a sister church of New Life Ministries, a nondenominational church in nearby Summerville, where Reeves is the pastor.
The casket had been forced up out of the ground by the historic floods inundating the Palmetto state.
Tired of waiting for anyone else to do something — and with the family of the deceased grieving along with him — Reeves donned wading boots, walked out into the brown, waist-deep water and began pushing the casket back to dry ground.
“I waited all day, and nobody did anything, so I decided, out of respect for this family, I would do whatever’s necessary,” Reeves told NBC station.
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