Two more counties are now in line for federal money after President Obama declared them federal disaster areas. Iowa Emergency Management Division spokesperson, John Benson says the approval is for Dubuque and Jackson Counties.

Benson says it covers the torrential rains they had at the end of July that caused flood damage. Benson says there was enough damage to warrant them asking right away for the declaration. Now governments in those counties can get federal help.

Benson says the declaration activates the public assistance program that helps city and county governments and certain non-porfits to recover from the flooding. Six other counties received a disaster declaration earlier for wind storm and flash flood damage. They are Benton, Marshall, Story, Tama, Clay and Dickinson counties.