I’d say that we’re pretty warmhearted here on the left coast - however - you are reminding me of something very interesting that I read recently about the Great Flood.
In some respects the over enthusiastic use of the sound was responsible for the flood mentioned in the Bible, and other literature. It was for this reason that many attempts were made to warn against the impending disaster. The use of sound was important at various times in irrigating dry areas, quite literally by pulling water from a distance.
(The reason this caught my attention was because I’ve been thinking how they’re getting too much water in the east while we’re in a drought here in the west, and wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had some way - the technology - to get their excess water over here to where we want and need it.)