Odisha shelter homes to have lightning protection system

The Odisha government has decided to retrofit lightning protection system in multi-purpose shelters across 25 districts in the state. The decision comes in the backdrop of a large number deaths due to lightning in the state. In the first phase 640 shelters would be taken up with funding support from World Bank under the National… Continue reading Odisha shelter homes to have lightning protection system

Odisha plans lightning alerting system

The Odisha State Disaster Management Authority has planned to establish an intelligent and automated lightning alert system. The decision comes in the backdrop of a large number deaths due to lightning in the state. OSDMA has collaborated with The Earth Networks, a USA-based organization to develop the outdoor alerting siren system. The alert system would… Continue reading Odisha plans lightning alerting system