MeT department issues lightning warning for 21 districts in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today issued lightning warning in 21 districts of Odisha.

As per a bulletin of the local meteorological centre here, thunderstorm and lightning are likely to occur in Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Ganjam, Khordha, Deogarh, Cuttack, Puri, Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput, Keonjahr, Sundergarh, Deogarh, Ganjam, Bargarh, Jajpur and Kandhamal districts.

The alert would remain in effect between 2 pm and 6 pm, an IMD bulletin issued by its Regional Centre here this afternoon said.

It has advised people in these 21 districts to remain indoors during this period and move to safe locations like concrete houses to avoid any untoward incident.

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