Anheuser-Busch cans water in Cartersville ahead of Florence

Anheuser-Busch stopped canning beer and started to can water this week. The Cartersville brewery turned out about 300,000 cans of water ahead of Hurricane Florence’s landfall along the East Coast.

A spokesperson for Anheuser-Busch said six truckloads of emergency drinking water were packed up to be sent to the Carolinas so safe drinking water could be provided in the storm’s aftermath.

The water will be used at Red Cross shelters and distributed by volunteers.

The Cartersville brewery is known nationally for periodically pausing beer production to can water for communities in need of safe drinking water across the country.

Anheuser-Busch provided video and photos to FOX 5 News of the water canning operation.

The Red Cross has partnered with Anheuser-Busch for the last 20 years in distributing the water in communities hard hit by natural disasters. Last year, Anheuser-Busch produced more than 3 million cans of water.

In the past few years, the Cartersville plant has canned water for flooding victims in Texas and Oklahoma as well as victims of hurricanes Irma, Matthew and Sandy.