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    Busy Philipps Saved Her New York City Home From Flooding With A Pretty Clever DIY Solution

    "I'm essentially f**king McGuyver."

    Busy Philipps had to think fast when her New York City home began flooding last night.

    Busy wears a pink headband and colorful long sleeve dress to an event
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    After a historic storm hit the Big Apple, the area was declared a state of emergency as flash floods caused subways, streets, and homes to become submerged under feet of water.

    Cars are shown submerged by water on a flooded highway
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    Busy's home was no exception and as water began to fill her basement, she and her husband Marc Silverstein documented their attempts to stop the flooding.

    “What do we do? What the fuck are we supposed to do?” Busy asked on her Instagram stories, looking completely shocked by the situation.

    Busy covers her mouth in shock while standing in her basement
    @busyphilipps / Via Instagram: @busyphilipps

    Thankfully, Busy came up with a pretty clever DIY solution thanks to some canvas shopping bags and flour that ended up working as a flood barricade.

    Busy talks to the camera with text that says "I'm essentially fucking McGuyver."
    @busyphilipps / Via Instagram: @busyphilipps

    "If *FOR ONE SECOND* you *EVER* thought I was the type of person who would just GIVE UP when the flood started rising and the people who are supposed to come help are distracted by a myriad of other calamities SO THEY CAN’T SHOW UP, then I’m here to tell you — you’re VERY wrong," Busy wrote on her Instagram.

    Busy smiles while wearing a red and yellow button down shirt
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    She continued, "Because *I’m* the bitch that will McGuyver canvas shopping bags into sandbags using the very dirt pouring into my own home (and also some rice and flour and yes maybe old croutons.) Because MUCH LIKE the cockroach that fell out of a disintegrated box of Christmas ornaments, I will always find a way out."

    Busy crosses her arms and smiles triumphantly at an event
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    While Busy was able to save her basement, many others were not so lucky. To help those affected, visit the Red Cross.

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