Hurricane Harvey may have knocked the power out of Whataburger’s Rockport location, but that won’t stop staff from serving free hot meals to anyone who needs them as the city works to get back on its feet. On Sunday, cars lined up along Highway 35 North in front of the restaurant, which used a generator to turn out burgers and fries for throngs of hungry customers.
Private insurers and the federal government will likely pick up the tab for much of the disaster’s cost. The storm reignited a debate over the rainy day fund, which lawmakers tapped to help fund the state budget. The price tag for how state agencies responded to Hurricane Harvey won’t be known for weeks or months. Texas Department of Transportation workers from around the state descended on the coastal area, sleeping on cots and eating MREs while working overtime to reopen roads and fix sinkholes.
If you have travel plans for this weekend and are concerned about Hurricane Harvey, here are some things you need to know to navigate the situation. Be sure to check your flight status before you arrive at the airport if you’re worried about Hurricane Harvey. credit: Rodolfo GonzalezIf you still hope to travel:Check your flight status: You can check the list of flights departing out of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport here, or on individual airline websites.
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".