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Second, final application window of 2019-20 P-EBT closes Sept. 29 at 5 p.m.

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana families have one more week to apply for financial benefits from free and reduced-price school meals missed when schools closed in 2019-20 due to the pandemic. Eligible families who did not apply for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program in May and June can take advantage of the second application window that will remain open until September 29 at 5 p.m. This second application window for 2019-20 benefits opened September 8.

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Gov. Edwards Declares State of Emergency in Advance of Tropical Storm Beta

BATON ROUGE — On Monday, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in advance of Tropical Storm Beta, which could impact Louisiana in the coming days, allowing the state to assist local governments with their response needs.
The National Weather Service has indicated that Tropical Storm Beta, which is currently located off the coast of Texas in the northwestern portion of the Gulf of Mexico, is expected to make landfall near the middle Texas coast late Monday or early Tuesday as a tropical storm.

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Beta weakens, shifts further west

Beta is weaker, and has shifted further west. Landfall will be later tonight near Matagorda Bay.
Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph are expected, mainly along and south of I-10 in southeast Texas and southern Louisiana.
Rainfall totals will vary greatly this week across our region. Some places will see an inch or two. Other places could see ten inches or more. It will depend on where the rain bands set up each day this week. Flash flooding is possible where the heaviest rains fall.

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Ecoserv CEO/President Kenny DesOrmeaux

Ernst & Young names DesOrmeaux 2020 Entrepreneur Finalist

LAFAYETTE — Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has announced that Kenny DesOrmeaux, CEO/President of Ecoserv has been named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Gulf Coast Area Award finalist.
Now in its 34th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors entrepreneurial business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses that transform our world.

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