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IMD issues thunderstorm warning in 18 Odisha districts; people on alert

Bhubaneswar: The IMD on Wednesday issued thunderstorm and lightning warning in 18 districts of Odisha.

It also cautioned the people in the 18 districts to take shelter in nearby buildings or other safe locations.

Representational image. CNN-News 18

Representational image. CNN-News 18

The districts are Maurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Khorda, Cuttack, Puri, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Koraput, Malkangiri, and Gajapati.

Meanwhile, Meteorological Centre said, rainfall occurred at a few places in Odisha with heavy rainfall at one or two places in north coastal Odisha.

While Kantapada in Cuttack district recorded 8 cm rainfall, Jajpur recorded 6 cm, Jenapur in Jajpur district 5 cm, Tigiria in Cuttack district, Boden in Nawapara district and Jhorigam in Nawarangpur district have received 4 cm rainfall each during the last 24 hours.

Updated Date: Aug 16, 2017 15:53 PM

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