The French island group of Guadeloupe is under grey alert following Hurricane Maria, which means that people must refrain from using their vehicles to facilitate the cleanup of trees and debris off roads and allow crews to restore power lines. More than 80,000 users were left in the dark after Hurricane Maria passed to the east of the island on Sept. 19. "With two to three days, things will be back to normal," said Annick Girardin, French minister of Overseas France.
Puerto Rico on Thursday began assessing the full brunt of Hurricane Maria's fury, which has left the island without power, water, cell and wireless services, and working sewage systems. Power could be out for up to six months in some areas, according to Carmen Yulin Cruz, mayor of San Juan. Gov. Ricardo Rossello ordered an island-wide curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Saturday.
Reports on hurricane damage in Dominica, which took a direct hit from Category 5 Maria on Sept. 19, tell a story of tremendous loss. "The main general hospital took a beating. Patient care has been compromised," Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said in a statement issued by Henry Hartley, his chief aid. Buildings serving as shelters lost roofs. More than 97% of roofs are damaged, including the police station's. Roads and bridges buckled under the force of the winds.
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".