More than a dozen years ago, I was at an emergency preparedness meeting with the Los Angeles County Health Department. We were working to sign an agreement that would commit the Allen Lund Company to provide transportation services in the event of a declared emergency. Who knew it would be only six months before we would activate that contract as we delivered H1N1 vaccines all around Los Angeles County? And complete with police escorts for some shipments. It was then that we were advised by Los Angeles County, home to more than 10 million people, that there is only enough food available to last about four days for all residents.

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