An account is given by Sherman Dewey(1772-1813) of a hailstorm that fell in the towns of Lebanon,Bozrah and Franklin on the 15th of July,1799. That is the closest in modern times to what perhaps happened in Egypt. Here is his report, ” When the storm first began, the cattle showed the greatest signs of terrour they could express. They ran and roared like bullocks, who were going to the slaughter, and sought for shelter. Some broke out of the fields and ran to the first covert that could be found: those who had no shelter were cut and bruised very much”. The entire account is worth reading. It sounds like a movie out of Exodus. Handel has immortalized this seventh plague in a musical. The irony is that the land of Goshen where Israel were living was untouched. This is part of the covenant of exemption. When God speaks, He accomplishes it.. God will use whatever means to cause your freedom to become a reality. Today, Gods hands are against your enemies. You are exempted from their destruction. That is your covenant right.
Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now. Send therefore now, and gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the field; for upon every man and beast which shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die. Exodus 9:18-19 KJV