PHOTO: Aftermath of Hurricane Marie in Dominica. (photo via Flickr/Roosevelt Skerrit)With Hurricane Maria still threatening parts of the Dominican Republic and Turks & Caicos, Caribbean government and tourism officials are beginning to calculate the impact of the second devastating storm to strike the region in a matter of days. Ravaged by Maria on Monday, rescue and recovery efforts are being launched in Dominica and Puerto Rico, which was heavily damaged by Maria on Tuesday and Wednesday.
News coverage has focused on the unprecedented trail of ruin and wreckage that hurricanes Maria and Irma wrought across the Caribbean, but not every island was devastated. After all, the region encompasses more than 1 million square miles, and several of the most popular destinations are still open for business, including Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.
PHOTO: Antigua’s Pineapple Beach Club is among the Caribbean properties up and running post-Irma. (photo by Brian Major)From storm insurance funds to materials, personnel and supplies, private companies and international governments are stepping up to help the Caribbean islands heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma. The diversity of assistance augurs well for the islands’ recovery as it begins to put the pieces back together. The destruction prompted visits by prominent foreign leaders.
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".