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    ‘We’ve been very fortunate’: John Schneider assesses damage at his Holden home and studios | News – New Orleans, Louisiana

    New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-09-04 05:00:00 –

    When Hurricane Aida struck Louisiana, John Schneider wasn’t at home in Holden, who was on the lookout for his home and studio.

    Ironically, actor-singer-producer Schneider and his wife Alicia Allain were in Sparta, Tennessee, collecting supplies for flood victims in the state after a record rainfall last week. ..

    The couple returned to Livingston Parish on Monday night to assess Aida’s damage.

    They didn’t get water in the house. They didn’t get anything for Mrs. Charlize, a studio museum and gift shop named after Schneider’s late mother.

    For the latter, there’s a “pecan tree about the size of a Cleveland behind the roof,” but the “Duke of Hazard” star said Thursday.

    Workers moved the store’s contents, including studios, John Schneider, and “Dukes” merchandise and souvenirs, to a nearby hut and set up the store there.

    For the General Lee Dodge Charger (used in the iconic but controversial “Dukes”) parked in Mrs. Shirley’s front yard, another wood-painted Confederate Landed diagonally across the flag and crushed the vehicle.

    “We drank water at the campsite and in two large prop buildings, but since 2016 we’ve built a four-foot underfloor, so that’s okay,” Schneider said. “The sound stage also has an underfloor.”

    Meanwhile, the drive-in theater is overwhelming, but I think Schneider should be up and running again in about two weeks.

    “Now they will have to watch a movie on the bus boat,” he jokingly said.

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    Schneider knows one or two things about stormy weather. The 59-acre site next to the Tickfaw River was hit twice in 2016 by floods. So when Aida landed, he “used the National Weather Service with a speed dial” to constantly measure river water levels over the past four days.

    The NWS estimated that the river would peak at 21.6 inches on Friday. This is just 6 inches below 2016. And that’s what he prepared with Aida.

    He was relieved on Thursday when the crest stage was modified to 18.39 feet.

    “We were very lucky with this turmoil,” he said.

    Schneider and his wife returned to Tennessee at the end of Thursday as they were scheduled to play the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Friday night. He said it wasn’t the first time he stepped on a circle to play. In fact, it’s about his 10th time.

    The studio is running two events scheduled for next weekend. The goal is to celebrate first responders and law enforcement and mourn the lives lost in the 9/11 attack 20 years ago. The event is free, and Schneider said the community needs it more than ever.

    “That’s how we thank you,” he said.

    The event starts at 6am. September 11th at 16050 Meet and Greet for Florida Boulevard First Responders. The mixer will be followed by a screening of Schneider’s final movie, “Stand on It,” and a concert featuring Schneider, Keith Burns, and Cody McCarber. Income from photography and light meals benefits the celebrated group.

    On Sunday, September 12, the non-denominational Addis Church will launch a satellite church called the “Church of Singing Waters” on the same grounds. This name reflects the previous life of the land as Camp Singing Waters for Girl Scouts.

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