Moderate rainfall, lightning alert for nine Odisha dists


Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for nine districts of Odisha till 4.45 pm today.

Alert has been sounded for Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Ganjam, Gajapati ,Dhenkanal Cuttack, Nayagarh, Keonjhar and Kandhamal districts.

“Moderate thunderstorm and lightning with light to moderate rainfall likely to continue at one or two places over these districts between 1:45 and 4:45 pm today,” read the latest IMD 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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