GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Massive thunderstorms have been bubbling up in Minnesota this evening, and atmospheric conditions are ripe for severe weather to our west. A few showers are already working through parts of West Michigan into Sunday evening, but the main event is still several hundred miles off to our west. If the storms in Minnesota hold together, we can expect heavy rain and strong winds to move through our area during the early morning hours Monday, July 10.
Several rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms unleashed on Isabella County over the last two weeks. Some areas reported just under a foot of rainfall and now Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has declared a "state of disaster" for both Isabella and Midland counties. This declaration will aid in bringing additional resources to the area to begin the clean-up effort. Isabella County administrator Margaret McAvoy estimates, "We are in the tens of millions of dollars of damage in our community.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Most everyone's familiar with the word tsunami; Japanese for "harbor wave" -- certainly not a word often used when talking about waves on Lake Michigan. Unlike normal waves caused by wind patterns and tides, tsunamis are caused by the displacement of water. This is usually caused by an earthquake or in rare cases, a meteorite impact.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".