Jones County Updates 9-25

Applications for Disaster Food Benefits (D-SNAP)
September 28th through October 6th

Trenton, N.C. – Jones County has been declared a disaster county by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. These declarations authorize the Department of Social Services to administer the Disaster Food and Nutrition benefits program.

This program is designed to authorize food stamp benefits for eligible households that are not currently receiving food and nutrition benefits and have experienced a loss as a result of Hurricane Florence. Residents may qualify for assistance for a one-month period if their home was damaged or destroyed or they have disaster related expenses, or they lost income or had food loss because of a power outage or household flooding resulting from Hurricane Florence. Eligibility is based on available income and resources.

Residents currently receiving food stamp benefits, including those requesting replacement benefits, are not eligible for this disaster program.

Applications for Disaster Food and Nutrition (D-SNAP) benefits are being accepted on the following dates at the Jones County Center- Lenoir Community College at 509 NC Highway 58 N, Trenton, NC:

• Friday, September 28, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
• Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
• Monday, October 1, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
• Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
• Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
• Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
• Friday, October 5, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
• Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Individuals applying will be asked to provide verification of identity. This will not have to be picture identification; any document that shows their name, such as a utility or other bill, will be accepted.

Because long lines and wait times are possible, individuals are encouraged to bring medications and other necessary items. Due to limited space, individuals are encouraged to limit the number of people accompanying them and to consider arranging child care if possible. Residents should come prepared for inclement weather while waiting outdoors as no outdoor shelter is available for those waiting in line.

No food vendors will be allowed in the parking lots at application locations. In addition, no donations will be accepted or distributed at application locations.

Due to the possibility of large numbers of applicants, neighboring residents and businesses should expect heavy traffic and parking in the area.



In response to the recent boil water advisory for all water customers served by Jones County Regional Water System.

Potable water served by the Jones County Regional Water System.
NC PWS ID # 04-52-020 has been restored to near capacity. Samples collected from multiple locations within the system have been analyzed by a State Certified Laboratory and found to be free of coliform bacteria.

Based on these results and the continued presence of consistent pressure throughout the system, the SYSTEM PRESSURE ADVISORY is RESCINDED, effective immediately.

Persons served by this system are urged to continue to manage their water usage and consumption, and report any leaks or problems to the Jones County Regional Water System.

DATE ISSUED: 9/25/2018

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