St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman held a joint press conference on Sept. 19 with Duke Energy’s Florida President to talk about debris removal and lessons learned from Hurricane Irma. "We announced that we would be starting removal of debris officially yesterday,” Kriseman said. “But thanks to a lot of hard work by my team and our consultants, we were able to start our debris removal two days early." FEMA is paying $4 million for the debris removal that’s expected to take several weeks.
Duke Energy Florida President Harry Sideris said it took longer in some cases to restore power to customers because Hurricane Irma did more damage than the utility predicted. “We have models that our meteorologists run that show what the impacts would've been,” Sideris said. “We were predicting about 1 million customers out. We ended up with 1.3(M).”Sideris said Irma was the worst storm the company has felt in Florida, impacting all 35 counties that Duke operates in.
Residents at the Bay Tree Center Nursing Home in Palm Harbor said due to a power outage caused by Hurricane Irma, the temperatures in the facility's rooms continue to rise and the conditions have become unbearable. "There's no air conditioning," said resident Carolyn Heaphy, 67. "They only have generators running half of the hall lights." Another resident said it's almost too hot in the building to eat, and it doesn't help that the windows only open a few inches due to a lock.
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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".