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What the waters left behind: Nightmarish scenes of dead rats and tombs washed away in Louisiana as Isaac clean up begins

With the remnants of Hurricane Isaac  retreating from the Gulf Coast north, leaving massive devastation in their wake,  piles of dead nutria – large semiacquatic rodents – have been spotted littering  the shore in Waveland, Mississippi, on Friday.

But perhaps one of the most striking images  to have come out of the natural disaster was the sight of tombstones and caskets  from an above-ground cemetery floating among the debris.

Dozens of damaged headstone were spotted  sitting washed atop a levee by flood waters after a breach in Braithwaite,  Louisiana. The breach occurred as Isaac made landfall Tuesday night.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2196299/Hurricane-Isaac-2012-Couple-dead-home.html#ixzz25CFtOQDS