President To Survey Tornado Damage In Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 3, 2014) U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., says President Barack Obama has accepted his invitation to visit the Arkansas communities that were hit last week by a deadly tornado.

Fifteen people died in the storm.

Mr. Obama plans to visit the state Wednesday to survey the tornado damage, Pryor's office announced Saturday.

Details were not immediately available on which communities the president would visit.

The Obama administration has already designated Faulkner County, which was hit hardest Sunday night, as a major disaster area.

The last time Mr. Obama visited Arkansas was as a United States senator in 2006 to campaign for Mike Beebe's successful bid for governor.

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