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Thunderstorm & Lightning Alert For Seven Odisha Dists

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here issued thunderstorm and lightning alert for 7 districts of Odisha till 7 pm today.

The Met office has sounded alert for Gajapati, Koraput, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Khurda, and Balasore districts.'Latest satellite image indicates that thunderstorm with lightning and gusty surface wind at one or two places and light to moderate rain is very likely to occur at some parts of these districts between 3 pm to 7 pm,' the Met office said in the latest bulletin.The weatherman cautioned people in these districts to stay indoors and take shelter in buildings and other safe locations as a precautionary measure. 

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