Andhra Pradesh Flood: 24 Dead, Many Missing.

Andhra Pradesh Flood

In light of the recent Andhra Pradesh flood, national and state disaster relief teams are reaching to the region, and rescue operations are underway. 

At least 24 people have died and many more have gone missing amid floods that primarily struck the Rayalaseema region’s four districts (Kadapa, Kurnool, Chittoor, and Anantapur) and the state’s Nellore district. Due to a severe downpour brought by two depressions that emerged in the Bay of Bengal, extensive damage occurred in various locations.

On Saturday morning, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy flew over flood-affected districts and advised district collectors to speed up rescue efforts across the state’s devastated regions. 

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The town of Tirupati in the Chittoor district is hit hard by the unrelenting rains. The Swarnamukhi river overflowed as a result of massive amounts of water streaming down from the Tirumala Hills, causing reservoirs to fill and flooding. The ghat road to Tirumala Hills and the walking trails are close. Because of the dire scenario, seven individuals have died in the district.

A three-story structure in the town of Kadiri fell late at night due to heavy rainfall, killing five people. Roads are destroyed by the floods. Moreover, many are now in floods. Rail and air travel is disruptive. The airport in Kadapa is close till November 25.

Significance of Tirupati Temple in Andhra Pradesh

The Lord Venkateswara Temple in Tirumala (Tirupati) is one of India’s most well-known temples. The temple is one of the most-visited holy places in the world, with over 35 million pilgrims visiting each year. It is also one of the richest temples in the world. Tirupati Temple is one of the holiest sanctuaries in Hinduism. Also, it is on top of Venkata Hill, which is part of the famed Seshachalam Hills. According to tradition, Lord Vishnu took the avatar of Sri Venkateswara to save mankind from the Kali Yuga’s calamities.

Best time to visit Tirupati Temple in Andhra Pradesh 

The weather is mild throughout the winter months, which are ideal for sightseeing and visiting the shrine. By September, when Brahmotsavam, one of Tirupati’s important festivals, begins, the town becomes busy. Due to holidays like Navratri and Dussehra happening in October, the greatest season for temple hopping is once again winter. Avoid visiting Tirupati in April and May because the weather is hot and humid.

Andhra Pradesh Flood

For now, it’s better to avoid sightseeing due to unforeseen circumstances.

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