In the four weeks since Hurricane Maria ravaged the island of Puerto Rico, 76 people have fallen ill with suspected Leptospirosis, according to CNN, and two have died from the bacterial disease, which is spread through water, food, or soil contaminated with the urine of infected animals. One patient, a 61-year-old bus driver from Canóvanas, a city in northeast Puerto Rico, became sick after drinking from a stream near his house one week after the storm, according to press reports.
As Hurricane Opal ambled its way up the Gulf of Mexico during the first week of October 1995, the National Hurricane Center predicted the Category 1 storm would make landfall somewhere between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach in the Florida Panhandle as a Category 2 hurricane. That was around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct 3. But by that afternoon, the storm was gaining strength and momentum and by 10 p.m. Tuesday night, Hurricane Opal had intensified into a dangerous Category 3 storm.
ORLANDO — When Hurricane Hermine threatened Tampa Bay on Florida’s Gulf Coast in 2016, Pinellas County distributed tens of thousands of sandbags to help its citizens fortify against the Category 1 storm. As Hurricane Irma, the strongest Atlantic storm ever recorded, barrels toward the Sunshine State, the county has handed more than 100,000 sandbags since Tuesday and has hundreds of tons more ordered to meet demand.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".