Facebook and the American Red Cross Shared Preparedness Tips for Hurricane Season

Safety Check has been used more than 9 million times during these storm events


Facebook and the American Red Cross are teaming up to ensure that people are prepared for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, which begins Friday.

The social network said more people visit its Crisis Response center during hurricanes than during any other type of event, adding that Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Matthew were among the top 10 crises that spurred people to use its Safety Check feature, which has been used more than 9 million times during and after hurricanes.

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