Bassmaster Elite Series angler Kevin Short has left this week's event at Toledo Bend Reservoir and returned home to Mayflower, Ark. after his house was severely damaged by one of the tornados that swept through the region on Sunday.
Short's father, who lives next door to Kevin and wife Kerry on the shore of Lake Conway, was uninjured in the twister. The tornado traveled along a nearly identical path to one in 2011 that jumped the Shorts' home, but destroyed other structures in the vicinity.
The home of Billy McCaghren, another Elite pro from Mayflower, was not on the tornado's path.
In the YouTube video embedded below, Short appeals for donations to local food banks and other service organizations while standing amid the wreckage of his home. As of Monday morning, the storms had claimed 17 lives across three states in the region.