Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe stopped at a central Arkansas home where three people were killed as he toured residences damaged by a tornado at the edge of the Pulaski County line.
Sunday's tornado that authorities say left at least 15 people dead obliterated the central Arkansas family's home, killing a father and his two daughters.
Beebe said Tuesday that while it was heart-breaking to speak with the father's other two daughters who survived the twister, it was heart-warming to see other Arkansans lend a helping hand to those in need all across the state.
Earlier in the day, President Barack Obama approved a major disaster declaration for neighboring Faulkner County. The designation allows Arkansans to apply for individual assistance to cover costs, such as temporary housing.