Anheuser-Busch produces water for Hurricane Irma victims

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ST. LOUIS — Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Budweiser, paused production on beer this week to send water ahead of Hurricane Irma.

The company is sending six truckloads of water to Florida. It includes more than 310,000 cans, the company said.

The will be used for those in need and first responders.

The water was made when Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville Brewery in Georgia switched from beer to water production on Labor Day to prepare for Irma.

“We are grateful to be in a position to help communities affected by natural disasters by putting our production and logistics strengths to work,” said Bill Bradley, Anheuser-Busch’s vice president for community affairs.

Anheuser-Busch did a similar thing after the catastrophic floods caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. More than 800,000 cans were delivered to communities throughout Texas and Louisiana.

Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall in Florida early Sunday.