High winds in California are pushing the deadly Tubbs wildfire into more cities and neighborhoods. That's just one of dozens of fires scorching the state right now. Those fires have killed 23 people, destroyed more than 3,500 buildings, and scorched about 170,000 acres of land. Theses fires forced the evacuation of 20,000 people. But, thousands of others have just gotten out on their own. Cities Calistoga are now ghost towns. Police told all 5,000 people to get out, including Pierrett Therene.
The death toll is rising in Northern California, as out-of-control wildfires tear through neighborhoods. A Sheriff there says this will go down as one of the worst disasters to ever hit California. At least 17 people are dead; that makes it one of the deadliest California fire outbreaks of all time. 2,000 buildings are burned; that makes it one of the most destructive California fire outbreaks of all time.
Widespread power and communication outages, flooding, and crumbling roads still plague Puerto Rico, two weeks after Hurricane Maria tore through. But, a Springfield organization is helping get those people back on their feet. Right now in Puerto Rico, power and communication are out. Some roads are passable, others, not at all. And, since there's still such a lack of water, people are using rivers to clean clothes and drink. Houses are still in shambles too.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".