Remember the expensive towels our eldest said she won at work, but she charged, when her kids didn't have nutritious food and a lot of other things supplied by her? They were once again put to good use. The basement took on water, not a flood, but a steady trickle. Although they are not quite the cream-tinted beauties they once were, they are still very, very absorbent.
Combined with our old beach towels, an emergency pump, and some fans, the basement is now pretty dry.
As the folks at Chasing4Life say, weather is bigger nowadays. Think smarter. Stay safe this weekend. And start saving old towels!