In 2005, my hometown, Ojai, was hit by a heavy storm which closed the three roads that led in and out of Ojai. The rains lasted for almost a month and the roads were closed for months after. The local grocery stores sold out quickly and soon people were fighting over the little food left in stores. Many people's houses were also flooded and many had to move. Luckily Ojai had and still has a growing population of local farms and others who grow their own food. Many people continue to push for this in Ojai and it is a great solution: if roads are shut down there won't be such a lack of food security and it also means more produce and money is kept inside Ojai. People receive food from local farms and pay local farms instead of big corporations.