Hail, lightning deliver 1-2 punch in New Prague

Patrick Fisher and Chuck Kajer, The New Prague Times

Hail and lighting from a severe thunderstorm caused damage to vehicles and houses around the New Prague area Thursday morning, Aug. 24.

The storm struck around 9 a.m. on Thursday, developing rapidly in western Scott County, near Belle Plaine, and moving to the east. Two waves of hail struck the New Prague area, but the worst damage was in the Northfield area.

Another line of storms struck later that day, bringing tornadoes and high winds that damaged homes in southern Le Sueur County, especially in the Lake Emily area.

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