Thunderstorm, lightning alert for 18 districts of Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for 18 districts of Odisha till 10.45 pm today.

The Met office has sounded alert for Jharsuguda, Sundergarh, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Sonepur, Boudh, Deogarh, Bolangir, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Cuttack Khurda (including Bhubaneswar), Ganjam, Gajapati, Malkangiri, Kalahandi and Koraput districts.

“Latest Doppler weather radar and satellite imageries indicate that thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and moderate rainfall is likely to occur over these districts between 6.45 pm and 10.45 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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