Locals Lend Huge Helping Hand to Texas
On Saturday, August 27, Maria Sotolongo, her husband and her three kids, left their home on the west side of Houston, Texas, not knowing what Hurricane Harvey had in store. “We live right by the bayou. It’s my backyard. We knew we could be prone to flooding, but had never flooded before. What happened in Houston was historic flooding. My neighbors and I believe we were flooded in part because the dams were released.
On July 8, 2009, an 18-year-old girl sat in a rocking chair outside her family’s bungalow on Beach 109th Street. Having just had all her wisdom teeth removed and struggling to eat a hamburger at a bungalow court barbecue, Jessie Zimmer who described herself as looking like a “chipmunk” at the time, was caught off guard when a handsome man with an English accent took a seat next to her.
Forgot the sunscreen? You may be in luck. Starting this summer, you can get free sunscreen along certain spots on the boardwalk. As part of a two-year pilot program, NYC Parks, along with IMPACT Melanoma and BrightGuard, free sunscreen dispensers are now on the boardwalk. The bright yellow, automatic, touch-free dispensers contain SPF 30 sunscreen and are located at Beach 9th, 17th, 30th, 59th, 67th, 86th, 97th, 106th and 115th Streets.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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