Weeks after storms and flooding destroyed much of southeast Louisiana, one actor’s frustrated post went viral.
‘Dukes of Hazzard’ actor and Louisiana resident John Schneider’s post about conditions in the state has reached countless people, seemingly overnight.
Schnieder played the part of Bo Duke in the beloved television series, which ran seven seasons from 1979 to 1985.
Now, however, the actor is living in Louisiana and suffering along with the other residents whose belongings were destroyed in the flooding earlier in the summer.
Schneider’s home and studio in Holden were both damaged in the flood.
Five weeks after the initial flooding occurred, he shared a post expressing his frustration with the lack of progress being made on the recovery efforts.
“We are five weeks and counting into what’s going on here, so when you hear someone saying we’re doing all we can, they’re not telling you the truth,” said Schneider. “The fact that all this stuff is still here is terrible. It smells.”
Leaders in Livingston Parish have reported that approximately 125 trucks are working to pick up all of the debris scattered around the area.
Earlier this week, one finally visited the area near Schneider. He reported that he was extremely happy to see even one truck picking up debris in the area.
While the ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ actor works to further the flood relief efforts, those ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ fans in Niagara Falls, NY are also getting a taste of the classic show.
If someone was speeding through Hazzard County, Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane would probably be behind the wheel of his police car in no time.
However, the driver of a 1981 Chevrolet Caprice, complete with red and white emergency lights on the hood, is a man named Wallace Friesman, who lives in Niagara Falls, NY.
Friesman has built the car to look exactly like the 1989 Chevrolet that was used in the movie version of the hit classic show.
He said that the car was “basically junk” when he initially purchased it, and that practically every part of it is brand new. The car is so important to him that nobody else is allowed to drive it.
Friesman also said that although the car may look finished on the outside, he’s not done working on it yet.
While Friesman brings a bit of joy to those fans in Niagara Falls, cleanup efforts can hopefully bring a bit of joy back to Louisiana residents.
“I think people need to know that there are people who care, I think people need to turn into people who care. I’m trying to be a better friend because of what’s going on here,” said Schnieder.