MoU signed to issue lightning alert before 45 mins in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government today signed an MoU with Earth Networks, a USA based organization, for precise accuracy of detection of areas likely to be affected by lightning strike.

The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) inked the agreement for detection of precise location of areas likely to be affected by lightning strike before 45 minutes of the occurrence with an aim to reduce lightning death toll.

Lightning strike can be predicted about 45 minutes in advance with precise location through ‘Total Lightning Based Early Warning System’.

Early warning will be issued through mass messaging and mobile-based application to the people of the area likely to be affected, which will enable them to take suitable precautionary measures to save their lives.

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