Thunderstorm, rainfall alert for ten Odisha dists

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

While the Met office has sounded alert till 5 pm for six districts namely, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Rayagada, Ganjam and Gajapati, four more districts including Keonjhar, Angul, Deogarh and Dhenkanal have been issued rainfall warning till 5.30 pm today.

“Moderate thunderstorm and lightning with light rainfall and gusty wind speed reaching 30 to 40 KMPH likely to occur at one or two places over these districts between 2 pm to 5 pm and 5 pm,” the latest IMD bulletin read.

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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