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Hailstorm damages structures, vehicles in western Nebraska

August 16, 2019

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A hailstorm that raced over a section of western Nebraska left behind broken windows, dented vehicles and battered crops.

The storm blew in from the west Thursday afternoon and loosed hailstones reported at 2 inches (5.1 centimeters) in diameter or bigger. The National Weather Service says there were unconfirmed reports of baseball-size hail.

Damage was reported throughout Scottsbluff, but no injuries.

Western Nebraska Regional Airport director Raul Aguallo told Scottsbluff radio station KNEB that a Skywest plane loaded for departure was hit by the hail and didn’t take off.

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Information from: KNEB-AM, http://www.kneb.com

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