DARDANELLE, Ark. — On Saturday, U.S. Senator Tom Cotton visited Arkansans dealing with the historic flooding in western Arkansas. 

The senator took a tour of the Dardanelle dam, met with emergency management officials, visited and thanked the Arkansas National Guard.

“This devastating flood is no match for Arkansans when we come together," Cotton said. "Arkansans in my home town of Dardanelle, as well as other communities like Fort Smith and Little Rock, are working side-by-side to protect each other and our state.” 

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Earlier this week, Cotton took an aerial tour to survey the major parts of flooding along the Arkansas River. 

President Trump issued an emergency declaration for Arkansas on Friday, allowing FEMA to provide assistance for emergency protective measures for 16 counties.

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