“The Dukes of Hazzard” star John Schneider and his wife were helping flood victims in middle Tennessee when Hurricane Ida slammed into his home and studio in Louisiana — and sent a tree toppling onto his “General Lee.”
The 61-year-old actor, who played Bo Duke on the TV show that ran from 1979 to 1985, joked about the storm damage to his Holden home Monday in a Facebook post.
“Well… When something like this happens you have two choices: Tears and laughter. I choose laughter,” Schneider wrote. “So… What’s your caption? Here’s mine: ‘Miss Ida stopped by to see the General at Miss Shirley’s last night…’”
He also thanked Nashville-based publicist Brian Mayes for sharing a photo of the orange stunt car that looks like the 1969 General Lee Dodge Charger made famous on the show, with the tree resting on its roof.
Schneider has several models of “the General,” according to TMZ. In the popular show, the car — which bears a rebel flag on the roof — was known for its signature horn, its exciting police chases and spectacular stunts, especially its long jumps.
The car is named after Civil War Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
“We are headed back and seem to be the only ones on the road. I’m get a real look at the damage to mom’s house in the morning and then head back to TN to continue flood relief,” Schneider said in a tweet.
“All people and pups are good. May have a ‘Hurricane Sale at Miss Shirley’s!’ Soon!” he added.
Schneider and his wife, Alicia, were helping collect emergency supplies for victims of the historic rainfall in Humphreys County, WPMI reported.
Authorities said 20 people died and more than 520 homes and dozens of businesses were damaged or destroyed in the floods.
The couple’s Holden property also was reportedly wiped out by floods in 2016.