So, it’s 1:30 am – the full moon high in the southern sky – it’s clear with the exception of a streak of cirrus and the puffy build-ups of a few showers over the warmer water of Lake Michigan to the distant west. The air is still and cool – down to 50 degrees already. I’m on our 3-season porch in the back of the house tracking the hurricane. My wife is in the living room watching the U.S.Open Tennis Tournament – volume low. I hear a hoo-hoo, hoo, hoo. I listen…there it is again. It’s an owl!
Hurricane Irma has reached category 5 – with peak winds of 175 mph! The central pressure of the storm is down to 27.44″. Hurricane force winds are occurring in a 90-mile wide band. The storm is likely to produce 4-8″ of rain with an isolated 12″ total possible (the storm is moving, not stalled like Harvey, so they will not see the extreme 30-50″ rains that S. Texas saw. Storm surge could reach 7-11 feet. This is an extremely dangerous storm. Movement continues west at about 14 mph.
With the computer models consistent on bringing a significant hurricane to South Florida, preparations and voluntary evacuations are starting in South Florida and that includes pets. This from the Florida Keys SPCA: “The Florida Keys SPCA is evacuating the animals to foster homes from the Key West and Marathon locations. If you are able to take one animal and keep it safe until Irma passes, please contact the Key West shelter at 305-294-4857 or Marathon at 305-743-4800.
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".