LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Senator Tom Cotton took a tour along the Arkansas River to view areas impacted by our historic flooding.
Senator Cotton began his day in Conway at 9 a.m. and ended it in Pine Bluff at 1 p.m.
Along the way, he showed compassion and determination for his home state.
"My office is working very regularly with all those who are affected," Cotton said.
He started off his day in Conway because he wanted to see what the steps will be to repair the now famous, Lollie Levee.
"I want to learn a little bit more from the experts about what that is going to involve and how much it is going to take and what we can do, if anything, in congress to move that along," Cotton said.
Working his way through the state, he stopped in Mayflower at the Faulkner County Disaster Recovery Center and had a meeting with emergency management officials in Little Rock.
FEMA workers emphasized how important it was that the senator be there in person to see the viewpoint from a survivor's aspect, and they hope his visit brings more people who need help, through their doors.
Tiana Suber, FEMA Media Relations Specialist, said it is "extraordinary" the senator is here in person.
"It means a lot to the people of Arkansas that he sees how the process goes and how every department works together. It's very important that we are still getting people to come in if any of them suffered from the flooding in May and make sure no money is left on the table," she said.
Rounding out his day, he headed over to Pine Bluff; one of the areas hit hardest by the historic flooding.
He was met there by a very gracious mayor.
"It let's us know that our area of the state is important to him, you know, that we aren't that little forgotten section of the state," Pine Bluff's Mayor Shirley Washington said.
She believes Senator Cotton is doing his state justice; to make sure no one is left behind.
"It makes all of our citizens feel like they count. They are a significant part of Arkansas," Washington said.
Senator Cotton says anyone who is affected by the flooding can go to his website, cotton.senate.gov, to get in touch with his office and learn about what Washington is doing to help.