FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. - Residents looking to return to their homes in Flagler County should keep an eye on their cell phones and social media.

County officials plan to post updates on re-entry stages on the county's website, social media and through public service announcements.

Flagler County will allow residents to return in different stages once it is safe to do so following the exit of Hurricane Matthew.

“It’s going to be a little while before residents will be allowed back in,” Flagler County Administrator Craig Coffey said.

“We know people are anxious to see their homes for themselves, but we cannot let anyone back in to the evacuated areas until we know for sure it will be safe for you to do so. Seeing government vehicles or our contractors on the roads does not mean that the area is safe for you to re-enter.”

For general questions, please use the citizen information call-in line at 386-586-5111. A 24-hour call center is open for residents. This will help keep the 9-1-1 lines free for emergencies.