Since its inception, the museum's collection has been threatened by floods. Erath is located at a few feet above sea level but has no natural protections. Bayou Tigre runs through the town allowing a direct access for storm-generated waters to flood the town. During the last 50 years, it has experienced 15 flood/hurricane events. For Rita, the museum sustained major damage due to 36 inches of water inside the building. Our excellent collection of 200 VHS tapes (list attached) need to be digitized and preserved.