Photos from the flood of 1983

Advocate file photo by JOHN WILLIAMS -- As floodwaters rose in April 1983, these Comite Hills Estate residents took a tour in a boat. The floods caused millions of dollars in damage in a number of southeast Louisiana parishes.
Advocate file photo by JOHN WILLIAMS -- As floodwaters rose in April 1983, these Comite Hills Estate residents took a tour in a boat. The floods caused millions of dollars in damage in a number of southeast Louisiana parishes.

30 years ago heavy rains pushed the Amite and Comite rivers to historic levels, flooding thousands of homes and causing millions of dollars in damage.