You Can Now Mark Yourself Safe From Irma--Or Not--On Facebook

Sep 10, 2017

Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys Sunday morning and in response, Facebook has activated its safety check-in feature.

The feature allows people enduring the storm to mark themselves as safe so their friends and family can be updated on their situation. The feature can also be used as a way for people to request help.

Many are already using their check-ins to offer food or water to other Floridians.

At 8:30 a.m. on Sunday 123 people were checked-in as "safe" and an additional 11 posts requested help.

There are also additional Facebook pages and groups being made around Florida to connect people weathering the storm at home or for those who have evacuated.

To see if your friends or family have checked-in yet or to check in yourself, click here.