Cemeteries on the Weather Channel

Grave monument damaged by a fallen tree after the Connecticut hurricane of 9/21/1938.

Grave monument damaged by a fallen tree after the Connecticut hurricane of 9/21/1938.

One of the reporters for the Weather Channel contacted me last week with some questions about how weather affects cemeteries.  The story went up on Thursday.  It’s accompanied by some beautiful photos (not mine) — and it’s added a few more destinations to my ever-growing list of graveyards I must see.

See for yourself:

http://www.weather.com/travel/weird-cemeteries-around-world-photos-20130624

Have any of your local cemeteries been affected by weather?  Droughts can change the landscape as much as flooding.  Ice storms, acid rain, lichen spurred by wet climates or desert dryness can all threaten graveyards.

About Loren Rhoads

I am the author of the essay collection Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, co-author of the novel As Above, So Below, and editor of The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two. Scribner published my favorite essays from Morbid Curiosity magazine as Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues. In addition to blogging at CemeteryTravel.com, I blog about my morbid life at lorenrhoads.com.
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2 Responses to Cemeteries on the Weather Channel

  1. coastalcrone says:

    Very interesting! Congratulations – good interview and exposure. I want to go to the one in Italy. Most of the cemeteries here end up very dry and brown with the hot weather and drought. And we now have restrictions on when and how we water our lawns. We have chosen not to water so ours is turning brown. Luckily we live next door to a city park that goes quite natural so we blend in.

    May your success continue!

  2. Jo says:

    Congrats on the interview — how cool! I think I usually think about how things like weather can affect the lichens (speeding up or slowing their growth) on stones, but we’ve had some drought in our area, and it’s definitely affected some of the trees.

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