BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — As Irma, now a tropical storm, makes its way north up through Florida, insurance companies are preparing to assess the damage in the wake of the storm. More than 1,000 claim handlers from State Farm are staged in Birmingham, Alabama ready to deploy to assist clients. For the past week, the claim handlers have been training to go to Florida and other areas impacted by the hurricane. Six of their mobile response units will be taken to impacted areas.
Stadium seats set up a sea of orange in the Auburn fan section. (WIAT) — Auburn fans going to the Clemson game Saturday are keeping a close on eye Hurricane Irma as they travel east. Lucas Norris from Vestavia is excited about the game. He’s driving to Atlanta Friday to catch a charter bus with 60 other Auburn fans. The charter will get him to South Carolina a couple of hours before the game. He plans to watch the game and head back right after.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Student plan to hold a DACA Solidarity Rally on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Wednesday. The rally will take place outside of the Hill Student Center on University Boulevard. Organizers of the rally say it is all about creating awareness for the importance of DACA. One of the organizers is Diana Martinez Garcia who is a senior at UAB. She was a DACA recipient before getting her green card.
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".