The Irrigation officials are releasing floodwater from Prakasam Barrage to sea by lifting 70 gates. Floodwater has touched the house of former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. The residence of Chandrababu will be safe if the water is released at regular intervals. At present, 5 lakh cusecs of water is being released from Pulichintala Project to Prakasam Barrage. All houses constructed on the banks of the river will submerge if 6 lakh cusecs water is released from Pulichintala and the same is allowed to flow into the sea from Prakasam Barrage.