Tirupati Flooded Like Never Before: 10 Dramatic Photos
Updated: November 25, 2021 12:28 IST
The fury of floods in the temple town of Tirupati and other districts in south Andhra Pradesh took everyone by surprise, not just because torrential flooding like this has never been seen before in Tirupati but also because one of the worst drought-prone districts in the country, like Anantapur, came under water.
A water fall burst forth from the Tirumala Hills onto the temple town of Tirupati on Thursday after a torrential rain of 12-14 cm over a few hours.
There was 20 cm of rain on Tirumala Hills, due to which a heavy flood burst into Tirupati.
Low-lying areas in Tirumala as well as in Tirupati town were submerged.
Many people were caught in the sudden flooding and struggled not to be washed away.
Huge inflows from upstream led to a sudden deluge on the national highway and marooned people on three RTC buses.
Vehicles on the roads were faced with unprecedented waterlogging as roads disappeared under the deluge.
People banded together to attempt to withstand the force of the floods.
A torrent of water is seen coming down the ghat road.
Visuals from Kapileshwaraswamy temple show how the entire area came under a torrent of water at one go.
Officials say the Nellore barrage has been a record 140-year high inflow from the Penna river.