Water Everywhere but Anheuser-Busch Is Bringing the Water to Drink
The Anheuser Busch plant in Cartersville, GA is stopping production to help those impacted by flooding. Instead of making Budweiser, Bud Light and other adult beverages they are canning water. The water is being donated to the American Red Cross, who will then distribute it in disaster areas across Texas and Oklahoma. They expect the water to reach those states within 48 hours.
“Relief workers and people in the region are in need of safe, clean drinking water, and Anheuser-Busch is in a unique position to produce and ship large quantities of emergency drinking water,” said Peter Kraemer, vice president of Supply for Anheuser-Busch. “Our local distributors help identify those communities most in need, and work with relief organizations such as the American Red Cross to make sure the water gets where it’s needed.” – Anheuser-Busch
A truck loaded with water arrived last week in Oklahoma City. Anheuser-Busch Sales of Oklahoma, the local Anheuser-Busch distributor, is working with the American Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma to get the water where it’s needed this week.
Yesterday, the Cartersville Brewery, in Georgia, produced thousands of cans of water in its semi-annual run of emergency water used for donations throughout the year in partnership with the American Red Cross. Both Texas and Oklahoma are receiving trucks of water in response to recent flooding, storms and tornadoes. Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch has donated more than 73 million cans of emergency drinking water following natural and other disasters.
“Relief workers and people in the community are in need of drinking water as they work to recover from the storms, and this is one way Anheuser-Busch can help our friends and neighbors,” said Rob Haas, senior general manager, Anheuser-Busch Brewery at Cartersville.
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According to WeatherNation Meteorologist Erika Lopez:
The Dallas Fort Worth area has seen record rainfall for the Month of May. As of Midnight CST Dallas/Fort Worth has received 13.87 inches for the month of May breaking the old record of 13.66 set in 1982. An additional 2 inches of rain is possible over the weekend.
San Antonio has received 7.83 inches of rain so far this month. Normally they receive 3.70 inches. So far that puts them 4.13in above normal levels for the month. They have received 22.54 inches of rain so far this year since January 1st. On average they receive 11.66 inches of rain by this time in the year so that put them 10.88 inches above average.
Austin has received 17.59 inches so far this month. Normally receive 4.10 inches. Currently they are 13.49 above average. Since January 1st they have received 30.25 inches, normally they should receive 13.19 inches. This puts them 17.06 inches above average for this year.