The worst of the storm is over and the Onslow County Emergency Operations Center will be in transition from full to partial activation throughout the day on Friday.
According to County Manager David Cotton, damage assessors will be out today evaluating the damages done during Hurricane Dorian.
“We will be taking advantage of the daylight that we have,” Cotton said.
Sheri Slater, Onslow County assistant county manager, said the shelters will begin transitioning people out.
According to Kimberly Winston, social worker with human services, there are currently 276 residents in Onslow County shelters. There are 24 people staying at the Dixon Middle School shelter, 36 people at Richlands High School , 71 people at Swansboro High School and 145 at the special needs and pet-friendly Jacksonville Commons Middle School shelter.
According to Howard Martin, director of Onslow County Animal Services, there 27 dogs and nine cats at the Commons shelter.
There weren’t many calls to the citizens phone bank, according to Director of Veteran Services Joe Duane.
“People weren’t calling because we were well prepared,” Duane said.
The questions the phone bank has been getting were about outages and about when the curfew would be over.
According Cotton, the curfew for the unincorporated areas of the county will end at 9 a.m. Friday.