Many Houstonians had waited two months to scream like they did Wednesday night. Residual stress from Hurricane Harvey wafted away as fans inside Minute Maid Park bellowed and booed at the massive scoreboard while, halfway across the country, the Houston Astros powered their way to their first World Series title with a 5-1 victory over the Dodgers in Game 7 in Los Angeles.
Harvey has driven nearly 35,000 people to emergency shelters across Texas, including 10,000 who were holed up in a downtown convention center on Wednesday waiting out the extensive flooding that has paralyzed this city. Six days after the storm made landfall south of here, people continued to stream into the George R. Brown Convention Center and spilled over into other shelters as residents were forced from their homes due to record-setting rain and the resulting floods.
HOUSTON — Displaced people filed into the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston by the hundreds Sunday evening, with more expected to arrive as emergency teams rescued storm victims from flooded homes throughout the area. City buses and dump trucks from the public works department dropped off evacuees who had ridden rescue boats out of their neighborhoods this morning. The boats carried residents to safe staging areas where picked them up.
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".