John Schneider, best known for his role as Bo Duke in Dukes of Hazzard is one of the thousands of people affected by catastrophic flooding in southern Louisiana. The 116-year old home that Schneider owns suffered significant damage after the Tickfaw River flooded earlier this month.
“I’ve never experienced anything like this before,” he said. “There’s mud. There’s silt. There’s sand. It’s everywhere. We used to have a baseball field on the property. Now it’s covered with sand. I guess we can use it as beach set now.”
Schneider’s dogs survived the unexpected flood by jumping onto a picnic table in the barn, and were later rescued by a family friend, the actor said. Some of Schneider’s other property was rescued by another friend.
“A friend, I’ll always be grateful to, came and put my guitars on top of tables and stools to save them,” Schneider said. Another friend waded into the house and saved two films on his computer.
Once the flooding subsided, other friends of the actor came to help, something Schneider is grateful for. Even more so, Schneider is thankful for the spirit of the community and those who have gone out of their way to help after losing everything.
“While their houses were underwater and they could do nothing, they were looking for people who need their help,” Schneider said.
Schneider gave a Louisiana television station a tour of his flooded home and spoke with them about his plans moving forward. Watch John Schneider’s inspirational interview below.
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