Facebook activates Safety Check for Hurricane Irma

The York Dispatch


Facebook has activated its Safety Check feature for people in the path of Hurricane Irma.

The feature lets people who are in Florida check in to let their Facebook friends know that they are safe.

To see if any of your friends have checked in, go to www.facebook.com/safetycheck/hurricane-irma-in-florida-sep09-2017/.

Facebook created an early version of Safety Check and activated it during the tsunami and nuclear crisis in 2011 in Japan. Since then, it has been activated during many crises, including the Paris attacks in 2015 and several earthquakes and other natural disasters, according to Facebook.