Fort Collins Anheuser-Busch facility is producing emergency drinking water.

With Hurricane Florence taking aim at the US east coast the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Fort Collins has converted the facility into drinking water production mode. According to the latest hurricane center forecast, Florence is scheduled to make landfall late Thursday into early Friday. Folks in harm's way will need assistance for days and weeks to come.

Even though Florence has weakened to a Category 3 it's still a very dangerous storm and will hit the North Carolina Coast hard. "This is not going to be a glancing blow. This is going to be a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast" says FEMA associate administrator Jeff Byard.

Anheuser-Busch's emergency relief water production program has provided more than 79 million cans of water since 1988. Last year alone, Anheuser-Busch distributed nearly 3 million cans to disaster-impacted areas including Texas, Florida, Georgia, and California. “Putting our production and logistics strengths to work by providing safe, clean drinking water is the best way we can help when disasters strike,” says Anheuser-Busch CEO Michael Doukeris.

 

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