The families from low-lying areas of the banks of the Godavari districts have been evacuated after the floodwater started inundating the residential areas. The water level at the Dowleswaram Barrage has been increased and it is creating fear among the people residing near it. People of many Lanka villages in the East Godavari district have been shifted to safer places. Devipatnam, Chintooru, Kunavaram, Yetapaka, Vara Ramachandrapuram, Rampachodavaram and Maredumilli mandals have been facing the wrath of prevailing flood situation. 42 rehabilitation centers have been formed in 16 mandals in East Godavari district.