Yup. We got record rainfall of almost 3" last night and the storm knocked out the power in the middle of the night which turned off the pump which led to over of foot of water in my basement last night. Power was restored early in the morning but on awaking I found the damage and though the water had receded the water line was there and over a foot up on all the walls. This is where my band practices but luckily most of the gear including several PA's was all upstairs at the time. We bring what we need down to practice between gigs but luckily had not practiced since the last gig. We do keep some amps down there all the time and one of our drummers' kits was there. I don't think the water was up that high very long and luckily it seems to have been clean rainwater so everything is not mucked and smelly anyway. I think we got pretty lucky considering we could have had more gear down there but I'll know better when everything drys out totally what the total damage is. I've taken covers off cabs and FX pedals and have fans on everything and everything is now pretty dry as well as I can tell but I'm gonna let it keep airing out for another day or two before plugging anything in. So here's the damage and any tips on quick thorough drying techniques are appreciated: 1. My practice cab- SWR Goliath 410- had since 2000, took water halfway up bottom 2 10's. Dumped a little water out of bottom port but otherwise not holding water and drying when I got there. Some peeling of ratfur but plywood doesn't seem too saturated and drying nicely. Don't know how water will effect the speaker cones. 2. Fender twin- beautiful tweed twin also took water halfway up speakers but not as high as tubes. Also drained out already when I got there and pretty much dry now but for some wetness still around reverb tank. 3. Pedal board+ 6 fx pedals. Bad day for guitarist! Not mine but I took them apart immediately and none were holding water but all had some wetness under covers/boards,etc. I dryed these off and left disassembled in front of a fan. 4. Marshall 412 1960 reissue, 80's I think. I actually poured water out of the front of this cab. Pulled all the screws from back panel but can't get it off and don't want to pry too hard, it's not mine. 5. Vintage 1965 Ludwig Jazz kit. Looks like the silverflake wrap kept out most of the water. Dried nicely with no warping to bass or floor tom. Lubed pedals and hardware with wd40. This kit will last another 50 years! 6. Bag with some misc. cords/strings/tubes/mics.- Laid all this out in sun. Cords should be ok, strings I imagine will rust but they are most all old backups and I'm not hand drying them. Prob too late anyway and I have no time. One of 4 old mics got badly wet(SM58) and one of three cheaper shure mics was partially wet and the other two escaped the water being higher in the bag. Two old tubes, water inside them, I imagine they are toast but no biggy, just used backups. 7. Old trumpet and case, Blew the water out, valves working fine, case almost dry. So anyway, the landlord will be installing a battery powered backup for the sump pump and in the future I will leave nothing down there fulltime. Could of been worse I know on a different night. Anyway, good to get this out in writing, it's been a stressfull day!