Many refineries were shut down, and air monitors had to be removed and protected during the storm. In a post-mortem, environmentalists are critical of state and federal agencies for not planning ahead. The state shut down 50 air quality monitors to protect the sensitive devices from Harvey’s fury, but the Houston Health Department says those are up and running again. Elena Kraft with the Environmental Defense Fund is critical of what she calls a lack of planning by state and federal agencies.
Most schools are now back in session, although some campuses that sustained heavier flood damage from Harvey will be starting later. We visited a middle school that hosting elementary students. Robinson Elementary is near Greens Bayou. The school took on about two feet of water from Harvey, destroying most of the materials in the building. Robinson Elementary students are now attending classes in a section of Holland Middle School. Robinson Principal Paige Fernandez-Hohos.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott says all local, state and federal agencies are working together to help people get their lives back to normal. The focus now, he says, is on debris removal. Governor Abbott says the good news is that the risk to lives has now been reduced, if not completely eliminated. But he says a tremendous amount of rebuilding work remains ahead, and that starts with trash.
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".