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Anheuser-Busch Just Stopped Making Beer To Help Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

By Collin Gossel

Tropical Storm Harvey continues to dump rain on Texas as rivers rise and flooding becomes a widespread problem, even as far inland as Houston. Its total rainfall in some areas of southeast Texas has now reached 49 inches, with Brock Long, the head of FEMA, saying that 450,000 people may need the agency's assistance in the coming days, weeks, and even months.

Fortunately,  Anheuser-Busch is sending cans down to help the effort. Not cans of beer, however -- cans of drinking water.

Anheuser-Busch has been known to halt beer production at its Cartersville, Georgia, facility in the event of a natural disaster that calls for the mass distribution of drinking water. The Cartersville plant begins pumping potable water into cans and shipping them to places in need. 

Yesterday, 50,000 cans of water arrived in Baton Rouge to be distributed over the next several days to those displaced by Hurricane Harvey.