President Barack Obama will travel to Arkansas on Wednesday to view damage from the tornadoes that hit central Arkansas last Sunday and meet with affected families, first responders and recovery workers, according to the White House.
More details of the trip, the president's first to Arkansas, are expected in the coming days.
U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., said the president had accepted his invitation to travel to Arkansas and "to witness firsthand not only the damage to our communities but also the resilience, selflessness, and determination of our citizens."
In addition, Gov. Mike Beebe on Sunday will tour storm damage in Mayflower and Vilonia with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
The EF4 twister killed 15 people in Faulkner, Pulaski and White counties. More than 3,000 homes are considered unlivable in Vilonia and Mayflower.
Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more.