Portsmouth, Va (WVEC) -- The city of Portsmouth assured residents Monday that it is steadily working on a total recovery from Hurricane Matthew.

Officals said the Department of Public Works is working to clear storm debris from the primary and secondary roads. Also teams of inspectors from the Department of Permits and Inspections and the Fire Marshal’s Office are conducting rapid damage assessment surveys throughout the city.

The city did warn residents, however, to exercise extreme caution with storm debris.

Residents are to steer clear of all downed wires and report them as well as downed trees to emergency dispatch by calling 393-5300. The city is also telling residents not to attempt to drive or walk through flooded streets or walkways.