Memphis International Airport evacuated due to severe weather

Memphis International Airport evacuated due to severe weather

The Memphis International Airport had to be evacuated due to severe weather.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis International Airport had to be evacuated due to the severe weather.

Passengers on planes had to get off in order to ensure everyone's safety.

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They also had to leave their bags on the plane.

Everyone who was evacuated had to go through security clearance again. All the bags that were left on the plane were to be individually matched to their owner.

The evacuation was expected to cause delays and forced multiple flights to be late.

Officials said the airport sustained minor damage but that normal operations have resumed.