Rain, lightning alert for 19 districts till 10 pm today

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Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here today issued alert for thunderstorm, lightning and an intense spell of rain for 19 districts of Odisha.

The Met office has sounded alert for Cuttack (including Cuttack town), Khurda (including Bhubaneswar), Puri, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Keonjhar, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Angul, Sonepur, Boudh, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Koraput and Nabarangpur districts.

“Latest dappler weather radar and satellite imageries indicate that thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and an intense spell of rain is likely to occur over these districts between 6 pm and 10 pm today,” a statement of the Met office said.

The weatherman cautioned people in these districts to stay indoors and take shelter in buildings and other safe locations as a precautionary measure.

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