Thunderstorm, lightning alert for seven Odisha districts

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

The Met office has sounded alert for Rayagada, Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda (including Bhubaneswar), Koraput, Bargarh and Malkangiri districts.

“Latest doppler weather radar and satellite imageries indicate that thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and moderate rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places over these districts between 9.15 am and 1.15 pm today,” a special bulletin 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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