Heavy rainfall alert for 13 districts in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Regional Centre here issued lightning, thunderstorm and heavy rainfall alert for 13 districts of Odisha till 7.45 pm today.

The alert has been sounded for Sonepur,Boudh, Balangir, Nuapada, Angul, Mayurbhanj, Kendrapara, Jajpur,Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak, Jharsuguda, Deogarh and Sambalpur districts.

According to the latest IMD bulletin, “Thunderstorm with lightning & moderate to heavy rainfall likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Sonepur, Boudh, Balangir, Nuapada and thunderstorm with lightning & moderate to heavy rainfall likely to continue at one or two places over the districts of Angul, Mayurbhanj, Kendrapara, Jajpur,Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak, Jarsuguda„ Deogarh and Sambalpur between 3.45 pm and 7.45 pm.”

People in these districts are advised to stay indoors and take shelter in buildings and other safe locations as a precautionary measure.

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