Kia McQueen remembers the day Hurricane Harvey hit her Meyerland home. She and her 11-month-old daughter, Olive, were asleep. Her wife woke them up. "The water was already rushing into the house," said McQueen. "I'm just stepping out of the bed into water. "In the darkness of night, the McQueens scrambled to get out. "There's no greater fear than having to put a life jacket on your child at 5:00 in the morning and having to wade through the water," said McQueen.Almost a month later, the water is gone.
Driving to Friendswood High School, debris piles line the roads. It's the same for Kingwood and communities across the metro area. On Friday night, once the stadium lights came on, the stand filled with fans and the teams rushed on the field, things felt normal again.It was Friendswood High School verse Kingwood High School. The Mustangs versus the Mustangs.Just being able to play was a victory in itself for Kingwood High School.
It's been two weeks since Harvey first hit. Sadly, at least a dozen people are still missing.The family of 24-year-old Miranda Rodriguez said she was last seen on Aug. 25. They said she was at a hotel on Airport and I-45 but don't know which one.They have stopped by many of the hotels and businesses in the area and still have not located her. "She's not answering her phone. We're really worried," said Rene Rodriguez, Miranda's father.They're not alone.
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".