In a recent release the St Clair County Emergency Operations Center is strongly encouraging Harsens Island residents to reduce the environmental impacts to the island. Residents are urged to reduce all water consumption. Residents are also being encouraged to heavily reduce waste water generation by limiting the use of kitchen and restroom facilities and avoid pouring liquids down drains. Those individuals who are using drinking water wells should shut down the pump to protect the house from contamination from flood waters. All chemicals, fuel sources, cleaning solvents, etc. should be removed from lower cabinets and stored in a higher location. Domestic and farm animals should be sheltered in a location away from flooded areas. Health Department and local governmental officials are continuing to monitor the situation and will update as more information becomes available.