As of now, R3SM has 16 rebuilds in progress with 62 approved in total. (Photo source: WDAM)As we draw closer to the date of last year's deadly tornado, there's been ongoing progress in the Pine Belt, which has pulled together to get back on its feet. Recovering, rebuilding, and restoring South Mississippi is what the nonprofit organization R3SM stands for, and that's exactly what it has been doing. The nonprofit gave an overview of the volunteer service making it all possible.
Power companies who serve the Pine Belt report that there is a shortage of electricity. They ask that you reduce the amount of energy you use until further notice. In a press release, Dixie Electric Power Association wrote, "All of our members are asked to reduce their electricity use until further notice." "Please turn off all non-essential lighting, appliances and electronics. You can help by lowering your thermostat to 68 degrees.
Mississippi Highway Patrol is responding to an incident with multiple 18-wheelers stuck in Forrest County U.S. 98 east on ramp from I -59 south. The ramp is closed, and drivers will need to use an alternate route. A truck driver called WDAM around 6:15 Wednesday morning and said he'd been stopped in the traffic for about five hours. "It's been slow all the way from Tennessee, now I'm just at a standstill," Alonzo said.
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".