VCPL’s Deltona regional branch hosted a 2015 Hurricane Preparedness program entitled Hotdogs and Hurricanes. The progam strived to prepare area residents for hurricanes and other potential emergencies in an all-hazards approach.
Elements that lent to the program's success included featuring a popular local meteorologist and TV personality, guest speakers from the Volusia County Emergency Management Office, and branch staff, with one of the branch’s bilingual staff delivering the annual message in Spanish. Additional features enhancing the program were the lunch, sponsored by the Friends of the Deltona Library, and the many relevant and practical giveaways donated by local business partners.
A Florida library encourages emergency preparedness at an informative and fun community get-together.