Kiwis mock Facebook's cyclone safety check feature

Cyclone Cook rain radar

Cyclone Cook ravaged parts of New Zealand on Thursday night, leaving over 20,000 people without power and dozens of roads blocked by trees and landslips.

It was severe enough for Facebook to activate their safety check feature, allowing those in the storm's path to mark themselves safe, to reassure their friends and family.

The feature also allowed users to offer or request certain types of support, such as food, shelter or volunteers.

Kiwis' responses probably weren't quite what Facebook had in mind.

But among the dozens of jokes there were many people with genuine offers of shelter and food.

Others criticised those who took light of the situation.

Facebook safety check
Facebook safety check