Weather alert: Thunderstorm, rainfall likely in 22 Odisha districts

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Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Regional Centre here issued moderate thunderstorm and rainfall alert for 22 districts of Odisha till 8 pm today.

The alert has been issued for Sundergarh, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Sonepur, Baragarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur districts.

“Moderate thunderstorm/lightning & light to moderate rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places over these districts 5 pm and 8 pm today,” the latest IMD bulletin said.

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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