DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has issued disaster proclamations for two northeast Iowa counties that endured severe storms and flooding.

Branstad on Monday issued the proclamations for Bremer and Chickasaw counties, allowing state resources to be used to aid in recovery efforts from storms Aug. 23.

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 for car repairs, replacement of clothing or food and temporary housing expenses.

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