Thunderstorm and rainfall alert for 8 Odisha dists


Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here issued thunderstorm and rainfall alert for 8 districts of Odisha till 2 PM today.

The Met office has sounded alert for Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Balasore, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khurda, Cuttack, and Jagatsinghpur districts.

“Moderate thunderstorm with gust surface wind speed reaching 30 to 40 kmph, and with lightning and light to moderate rainfall are likely to occur at one or two places over these districts till 2 PM,” the latest IMD bulletin said.

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

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