St. John resident Mary Anne Steele, mother to young sons Arlo, 4, and Ezra, 2, felt first-hand the terrifying effects of Hurricane Irma on the U.S. Virgin Island. Steele and her husband Karl Pytlik — owners of the sailing and snorkeling charter Virgin Magic Charters — headed to St. John Inn with their sons to ride out the storm because all flights off the island were booked. When the storm rolled in on Wednesday, the situation quickly turned dire.
As Hurricane Irma weakens, now churning as a tropical storm, those left in its wake are surveying the damage.Â Doug Hanks, a former fishing guide located in Naples, Florida, captured much of the damage to the local area on his phone and has now been serving as something of a messenger for those worried about their homes.Â After the storm passed, Hanks left his hotel â€” where he stayed for its higher elevation â€” aroundÂ 10:30Â p.m. on Sunday, saying, “I wanted to check on my house so we...
As Hurricane Irma shapes up to be the strongest hurricane to make U.S. landfall in recent history, Florida communities are helping each other prepare to weather the storm. In the Miami Beach town of Surfside, neighbors are lending a hand to those who have decided to stay home, awaiting the category 5 storm’s arrival. Resident Joanna Hoffman remained in town until Friday, and spent some time walking the neighborhood to see who might need help.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".