Following heavy rains in Andhra Pradesh, the Godavari and the Krishna rivers are in spate in their respective catchment areas. East Godavari district is badly affected. People of Lanka villages have been badly hit. Dowleswaram, downstream Rajamahendravaram in East Godavari district are other places which have been affected most. Yanam is also facing the fury of the flood. The authorities sounded warning after the water level at the Dowleswaram barrage has risen up. Minister for Water Resources Devineni Umamaheswara Rao has been constantly monitoring the scenario.