U.S. Senator Mark Pryor today released the following statement after the President granted Arkansas’s request for a major disaster declaration for central Arkansas. This declaration will help Arkansas recover from damages caused by a severe December snow storm and widespread power outages. This announcement is welcome news for Arkansans who are still struggling to recover from this winter’s severe storms. Today’s designation underscores why Congress should support legislation—like the Sandy Supplemental Disaster Assistance Appropriations bill—that provides funding for disaster relief and communities in need.