Floodwaters at Polavaram are beginning to recede, according to Andhra Pradesh minister in charge of West Godavari district, Pilli Subhas Chandra Bose. His cabinet colleagues, Alla Nani and Thaneti Vanita held a review of the flood situation along with senior officials of the district. Pilli Subhas Chandra Bose stated that 19 vulnerable villages had been provided with essential supplies for three months. He also stated that two villages found themselves cut off from regular power supply and that efforts were on to restore electricity at the earliest. The water level of the Godavari near the cofferdam stood currently at 26 metres, but it was not under any threat, he said. By tomorrow, floodwater levels would ebb completely, he added.
Pilli Subhas Chandra Bose also revealed that health camps and temporary rehabilitation centres had been set up in flood-prone villages. Moreover, doctors, police officials and revenue authorities were accessible to all villagers for ready assistance, he said.
Later, Pilli Subhas Chandra Bose and his cabinet colleagues went to interact with the flood victims of Kondrukota in a special launch.
Godavari water levels have come down at Dhowleswaram Cotton Barrage, and 7 lakh 43 cusec water was let into the sea by the headworks officials of the waterworks department. The current water level in the Godavari stands at 13.57 metres and some areas got inundated due to the heavy rain.