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.
has collaborated with The Earth Networks, a USA-based organization to develop the
outdoor alerting siren system. The alert system would be established on a pilot
basis in 14 most lightning prone blocks in Odisha.
the alert system, lightning strike can be predicted about 45 minutes in advance.
Highly accurate forecasts can be provided with precise location of the area
likely to be affected. This will
facilitate dissemination of early warning through Mass Massaging and
mobile-based application to the people