Coffins float eerily down a submerged road in Louisiana after severe flooding dislodged them from graveyards. At least four people have died and more than 7,000 have been rescued after the American state was hit by up to 17 inches of rain in 24 hours. The state, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, has been declared a major disaster zone by the US Government.

Anna Johnson, of Denham Springs, near state capital Baton Rouge, snapped the erie sight of caskets uprooted from the sodden soil floating down the road. She said: “We’ve never seen anything like this. It’s worse than Hurricane Katrina.” “My husband is on rescue missions right now. He has a boat and he’s helping local sheriffs department.” CONTINUE