Death By Audio has reported its safety from the floods in New York caused by Hurricane Ida, even rescuing an adorable kitten along the way.
On Saturday (4 September), the pedal builders took to Instagram to inform fans that they were safe. They also shared a photo of their flooded Brooklyn facility after the city was hit by record rainfall. No further details of the damage were shared.
“We got the flood situation under control!” read the post. “This ain’t the apocalypse we had in mind, but it’s the apocalypse we got! Sending good vibes to everyone else still dryin’ off”
The next day, DBA introduced its followers to Toots, a kitten they rescued after it was separated from its family due to the flood.
“After [DBA owner’s Ollie Ackermann and Heather Bickford] were walking home from a very flooded DBA, they heard crying coming from a parked car,” the post explained. “Little Toots had been washed away from his family and was hiding in the car’s engine. After 2 hours of trying, they brought him home!”
The devastating Hurricane Ida hit the state of Louisiana the worst, crippling the New Orleans power grid and leaving over 600,000 still with no power. At least 50 deaths across the Northeastern US states have been recorded so far.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul pledged to direct $378 million in FEMA-awarded hazard mitigation funding to bolster the city’s resilience against extreme weather.
“With this funding, we’ll work with local govs to identify & fix vulnerabilities so this level of damage doesn’t happen again,” she tweeted today (6 September).