- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Terry Branstad has issued disaster proclamations for two northeast Iowa counties that endured heavy flooding.

The governor’s office said Monday that he issued the proclamations late Friday for Clayton and Winneshiek counties, allowing state resources to be used to aid in recovery efforts from flooding that began Sept. 21.

Branstad’s action also activates the Individual Assistance Program for residents of the two counties. The program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The money can be used for such things as home and car repairs, temporary housing expenses or replacement of clothing or food.

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