Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre here issued thunderstorm and moderate rainfall alert for seven Odisha districts till 5:30 PM today.
The alert has been sounded for Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Kendrapara and Bhadrak districts.
“Moderate thunderstorm and lightning with light to moderate rainfall likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Kendrapara and Bhadrak between 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM,”
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People in these districts are advised to stay indoors and take shelter in buildings and other safe locations as a precautionary measure.