Seven Odisha districts alerted in view of lightning forecast

Bhubaneswar: In view of the thunderstorm and lightning forecast issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for March 12 and 13, the office of Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Odisha directed seven district Collectors to closely monitor the possible situation closely and take measures accordingly.

In a letter to the Collectors of Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Angul, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore and Bhadrak districts, the SRC office stated steps should be taken to circulate the yellow warning message among the public.

The letter further mentioned details of the incident, if any, may promptly be reported to the State Emergency Operation Centre.

The IMD in its weather bulletin today forecasted one or two places over the districts of Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Angul, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore and Bhadrak is likely to occur from 8.30 AM of March l2, 2021 to 8.30 AM of March 13, 2021.

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