IMD sounds heavy rainfall, lightning alert for 11 more districts


Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Regional Centre here issued thunderstorm, lightning and heavy rainfall alert for 11 more districts of Odisha till 10.30 pm today.

The alert has been sounded for Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Nabarangpur, Koraput, Rayagada, Malkangiri, Kalahandi, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda and Sundargarh districts.

“Moderate thunderstorm and lightning with intense spells of rainfall likely to occur at one or two places over these districts between 7.30 pm and 10.30 pm,” the IMD said in the latest bulletin.

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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