Miami International Airport is closed, and the reason is clear: Hurricane Irma's heavy winds are raging throughout the area. Fallen trees, branches, debris of all forms and street light poles were littering the roads near the airport close to Coral Gables. No cars or police could be seen on the roads, and guests at the Hampton Inn & Suites were on edge as the electricity flicked on and off at around 11:25 a.m.
At a rain-swept hotel in Miami, Leonardo Mureocca, 44, and his wife, Marcella, also 44, sat with their two daughters, 12 and 8, in the main dining room on the second floor. From Argentina, the family had spent more than a week in Orlando visiting Disney World. They came to Miami to spend the rest of their vacation in Miami Beach, but were thwarted by Hurricane Irma. "We tried to get a flight back to Buenos Aires, but our airline in Argentina stopped, so, you see we are here," Mureocca said.
A resident left flowers after evacuating her home in the approach of Hurricane Irma in St. Petersburg, Fla. In St. Petersburg, poised to take a possible direct hit from Hurricane Irma, officials were bracing for the onslaught expected late Sunday. The St. Petersburg chief of police announced in a statement that a curfew would begin at 5 p.m. and Mayor Rick Kriseman warned that first responders would not be able to respond to emergency calls once winds reach 40-plus mph.
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".