Heavy rains damage graves at Fort Bliss National Cemetery
POSTED: Monday, August 4, 2014 - 10:46pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 8, 2014 - 5:22pm
El Paso, Texas (KTSM) — This past week's rain left quite a mess at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.
28 graves or headstones were damaged over the weekend; most sunk into the soft ground.
Crews spent the day repairing the damage and hope to have all the graves and headstones repaired by some time tomorrow.
It's a problem the cemetery often sees during heavy rains, at least since grass was replaced by sand a couple of years ago.
During storms last September, more than a thousand graves and headstones were damaged.