Gainesville resident Levi Oxley, a groundman for Midwestern Electrical Contractors out of Norman, Oklahoma, has been working with his team of 17 electrical workers in hurricane-devastated Texas and Florida for nearly a month now. Oxley joined Midwestern Electrical Contractors in May and is now a part of the team that has been helping restore power to thousands of households in the areas hit by recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
This isn’t Brixey/Rockbridge VFD chief Peter Pappas’ first rodeo – or wildfire. Pappas has been working in emergency management and firefighting for over 30 years, including many years when he has been employed with the US National Park Service as an active part of their Incident Management Teams, groups of 20-50 people who respond to wildland fires all over the country.
Vanessa (Overcast) Loftis, daughter-in-law of Gainesville residents Les and Darla Loftis, is currently in Fort Myers, Florida, helping victims recover from Hurricane Irma. Before that she was in Texas, helping victims impacted by Hurricane Harvey. And as she looks ahead to coming weeks, she expects to be helping others who may soon be impacted by Hurricane Maria.
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".