A year after the flood, are we still a community that cares?

We took great pride in our community’s compassion and generosity after the floods engulfed us a year ago. But the United Way says at least 1,142 people in Richland County alone still need help; statewide, the number is around 3,600. Most are living in moldy homes that aren’t healthy but that they can’t deal with until they repair their roofs they can’t afford to repair. And what are we doing to help them?

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How the flood of 2015 changed the lives of children in Columbia

17 people died in the October 2015 South Carolina flood. Hundreds of families were displaced while their homes were torn down and rebuilt after being flooded or inundated with mold in the wake of the storm. University of South Carolina professor Patrice Franz Penney explains how the traumatic events of the storm affected children 1 year later.
How the flood of 2015 changed the lives of children in Columbia 3:08

How the flood of 2015 changed the lives of children in Columbia

Columbia police surprise Five Points Chick-fil-A customers 1:27

Columbia police surprise Five Points Chick-fil-A customers

Family wants closure a year after 2015 flood death 2:35

Family wants closure a year after 2015 flood death

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The Kingsman Que and Brew in Lexington