Everyone knows the mounds of debris left after the flooding needs to be removed but Houston City Council can't seem to agree on how to make that happen. At Houston City Hall there was a heated city council meeting. When council members came to the point to decide on securing money for debris removal it was certainly a spirited few minutes. The mayor made it clear he is the leader of this city and is not happy council couldn't agree on approving a measure dealing with funding debris removal.
- The floodwater has receded, but chances of getting sick from it are still very high. The piles of debris once soaked with contaminated water are holding mold and bacteria and can cause you to become ill just by breathing in the mold spores. In fact, emergency rooms all over Houston are busy with doctors seeing an increase in respiratory, skin and gastrointestinal infections thanks to floodwater.
- The curbside debris from flooded homes is piling up much faster than Waste Management, Inc. crews can pick it up. The problem is so bad that many residents are fearing what's next as garbage continues to litter the street. In fact, some residents in one Conroe neighborhood say they feel forgotten. Almost every neighborhood in the Houston area that flooded now has mounds of trash covering the curbs and streets. Some are coated in garbage with piles stacked shoulder high.
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".