CHARLOTTE, N.C. – If you lived in Charlotte in 1989, chances are you have a Hurricane Hugo story. And it probably starts something like this: “We were without electricity for…”Homes were dark, businesses shut down, and Charlotte was ground to a halt as the storm devastated the Carolinas. Duke Energy’s Robert Combs remembers vividly how he couldn’t even make it to the city that day.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Aerial reconnaissance, or flying into tropical storms and hurricanes, first began in 1935. Prior to that, the National Weather Service could only rely on information from ships at sea or ground-based offices. Today, Hurricane Hunter aircraft fly into the storms, gathering important weather data to aid in forecasting the track and intensity of the powerful storms.
The Carolinas may have enjoyed a nice Tuesday afternoon in the sun, but another round of severe weather is headed our way. Charlotte and the surrounding areas may see high levels of damaging winds, heavy rain, hail and possibly tornadoes. Meteorologist John Wendel answered all the questions you need to know ahead of Wednesday's storm. Click here for more detailed information on the severe weather. Everyone in the WCNC viewing area should be concerned with severe weather from this storm system.
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".