Harpers Ferry Center: Wet Recovery
Hopefully no-one reading this will need this information, but hurricane season is approaching, we just had a nasty rainstorm here in Laurel, and the time seems right for it. Click on the link for information on salvage, recovery, and stabilization of wet paper, artworks, and so forth. Ultimately anything of real value will likely need a professional conservator, but knowing what to do as soon as something gets soaked is essential.
The National Park Service provides a whole line of "conserve-o-grams" which will answer all manner of questions about how to take care of your important stuff.