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FEMA may be able to offer assistance with flood-damaged wells, septic systems

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People in parishes that were declared disasters and had damage to their wells or septic systems from the flooding may be eligible to get help from FEMA.

Residents may be able to get money to take care of cleaning, repair or replacing septic systems. Officials said damaged wells may also qualify if they are the sole source of water for the home. 

FEMA said those who have already applied for assistance should let their inspector know they have a privet well or septic system. 

The deadline to register for FEMA assistance was extended to Monday, November 14. 

Those who have not yet registered with FEMA, or those who have registered and already had their homes inspected, can call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 to register or ask for another inspection. Those with speech or hearing impairments can use TTY at 800-462-7585. The toll-free lines are open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time seven days a week. To register online with any computer, smartphone or tablet, log onto www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

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