Eighteen people died in Arkansas as tornadoes spawned north of Little Rock, and that number could have been higher had the residents at Gunter's Veterans Home not been transported to a nearby tornado shelter.
Christian Gunter, who works at his family's long-term care facility in Vilonia, took 10 disabled veterans to a tornado shelter at a church about a mile away as the storm raged on.
"It's always our priority to take the best care of them that we can possibly do. Our guys have risked a lot and it's a great opportunity for us to help them out," he said.
It was "a total loss," Gunter said.