Now What? Cryptic Situation
7/1/2007
What happens to the uprooted graves and crypts in hurricane-ravaged cemeteries?

Q. What happens to the uprooted graves and crypts in hurricane-ravaged cemeteries?

A. Your question is actually twofold: What happens to the physical markers of a grave when a hurricane hits and what happens to the human remains? Handling of displaced markers, such as monuments and headstones, depends on the cemetery. Some cemeteries work diligently to recover, repair and reset them. Other cemeteries haven't done much to fix the devastation left by recent storms.