Depending on the extent and frequency of the flooding some people use sump pumps. Basically they have a small pit in the cellar where water collects and they periodically pump this water outside before it gets too high.
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Last edited at 4:27AM on 4/18/2013
If you don't own a Shop Vac, you can rent one at a place like Taylor Rental. Use a Shop Vac to vacuum the water out of your basement. You'll need to find the source of the leak & have it repaired to keep the basement from flooding again... unless this was a one-time accident, like your washing machine overflowed... :)