Everyone in SWLA remembers where they were 10 years ago today.  Whether you were on the road, far from home or trying to hold down your piece of SWLA, we all know what we were doing on September 24, 2005...the day Rita rolled into our homes and lives and changed them forever.

Its hard to look at this video and see the destruction of the place we call home, but as the video goes on, you can see the recovery and just how far we've come since that day. SWLA pulled together as one family, recreated our little piece of the world, and came through stronger for it.

We've rebuilt homes, businesses, churches, parks and more, but the people of SWLA are the true treasure of this area that came back from Rita stronger than before.