PANIC!!...So, I called neighbors, husband, and friends. Before I knew it, the rescue squad arrived to shut off the MAIN and reconnect everything. Thank you Carl, Nate and Dana, and mostly, the Lord.
While I can't really tell you how to be organized IN an emergency, I can tell you that being organized BEFORE an emergency happens is really useful.
AND not having extra JUNK all over the ground can save you the hassle of throwing everything out and drying off things.
Even though there was water all over the "dungeon" floor and the bathroom/ bedroom, nothing got damaged other than the ceiling tiles where the water was flowing in from.
All of our stuff is in heavy duty plastic boxes or off the ground. We were able to mop up a lot of the water with towels. The dehumidifier and fan are going non-stop, and the closet is pretty much dry already. Yeah!!
I asked my DH if I should stay and help rather than go teach my fitness class. He said there really wasn't anything I needed to do! So, I went ahead and took little E and Hudbud with me to the gym and grocery shopping.
So, what would have been an entire day of drying off things and hauling and moving junk, was almost like a normal day because of an organized basement. (And since we had a flood last year, I organized the basement with flood prevention in mind!)
I hope it doesn't seem like I'm congratulating myself because it is the LORD who orders our trials and gets us through them, despite our best efforts.. the horse is prepared against the day of battle (our part), but victory is of the LORD (his part).