Heavy rains in Andhra Pradesh

Some parts of Andhra that aren’t affected yet will also receive light to moderate rainfall.

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Heavy to very heavy rain began lashing parts of south Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema, as the sorrow grows in the Bay of Bengal, crossed the coast between Chennai and Puducherry around 4 am Friday.

Heavy rains are pouring in parts of Chittoor, Kadapa, and Prakasam districts and Anantapur along with strong winds having speed of 45-65 km per hour, informed K Kanna Babu, Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Commissioner.

Emergency teams were rushed to these districts. He warned the fishermen against venturing into the sea and alerted people in the small areas of all the affected districts.

Some parts of Andhra that aren’t affected yet will also receive light to moderate rainfall.

Tirumala-Tirupati, the town temple was also flooded on Thursday.

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, which is the shrine of Lord Venkateshwara on Tirumala hills, announced that resuming of traffic on the down ghat road has had landslides and overflowing has been shut down for last 12 hours.

The traffic was back to normal for devotees stranded in Tirumala and Tirupati.

Due to heavy downpours on Thursday, the TTD stopped the entry of temples and pilgrims.

The over-the-top waters of Kapila Teertham pulled three pillars of the temple off the ground. But the pillars were restored immediately.

The state is on high alert and the rains will be continued for another 48 hours. The rescue teams are helping the stranded people. They can call on emergency control room number 6309913960.

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