Cathy Cobbs and her family decided if they were going to rebuild thier house, it would have to have a front porch so they could greet the community they bonded with after being submerged in flood water on October 4, 2015.
It took two days to recover Sampson "Twon" Pringle’s body after he was swept away by flood waters in October 2015. Firefighters found him in Cary Lake, just downstream from where his truck broke down. Pringle left behind Smith, two daughters, his mother and two sisters.
Historic rainfall across the Midlands in October 2015 caused dam failures and massive flooding in many parts of Richland and Lexington counties. The State newspaper recreates the major catastrophes that struck the Columbia area, which resulted in nine deaths and hundreds of millions in financial losses.
Local "Irmese" enjoy the parade for the 43rd annual Irmo Okra Strut Festival on Sept. 24, 2016. The festival runs Sept. 23-24 and includes a parade on Saturday and rides and food at the Irmo Community Park.