Last night just after 7, the sky over Graceland got very dark, the winds begun to whip, and the rain fell. Guests visiting Elvis' grave were asked to evacuate the property but refused. EPE employees told that it took 15 minutes to get guests to leave the property (for their own safety) due to the weather conditions. Staff also said, "The fans are passionate. They really love Elvis! And despite the weather, they wanted to stay." The Graceland staff put safety first. And from the picture shown, you can see why they were concerned for tourists. A tree on the front lawn fell down during the storm. It fell and broke the original white wooden fence which has been at Graceland while Elvis lived there.