After Irma knocked out power to more than 1.5 million people in Georgia, many are left wondering which - if any - of their perishable foods are safe to eat. First tip, never taste food to determine its safety, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Another important thing to know: If your power is still out and you haven't opened your refrigerator or freezer yet, don't.
While the total damage left behind after Tropical Storm Irma blew through Georgia remains unknown, it's clear that many across the state will be filing insurance claims. So what should you do if strong winds or a downed tree damaged your home or vehicle? FIRST: Contact your insurer as soon as possible as they usually handle cases on a first-come, first-serve basis. Make sure to write down your claim number and take notes. SECOND: Document all damage through photos and videos.
Irma flooded communities, downed trees and knocked out power for thousands of customers in South Carolina. As the state starts the clean-up process, we're on your side with some tips on what to do post-Irma. While the storm led to a rush to gas stations across the state, stations will likely resume back to normal soon. However, as some stations see low to no gas, you can locate which are stocked up in your area at tracker.gasbuddy.com. Take caution when walking and driving.
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".