Salvaging your “A’s” — art, assets, archives — is a multi-step process that needs both quick planning and action plus coordination. When your studio has suffered water damage of any kind, the first 48-72 hours — when mold sets in — are critical to saving the contents.
The response to your emergency is going to depend on the size and scope of the event as well as your physical and mental capacities. A leaky pipe with a few wet prints, drawings or paintings is something that you can cope with by yourself. A studio fire, tornado, or hurricane that blows off your roof resulting in catastrophic damage will require assistance from a contractor or professional restoration company.
Whatever the disaster, prioritizing and carrying out salvage measures is demanding and will bring stress. So stay mindful of what’s possible, within the realities of your situation.