The numbers associated with the flooding in Louisiana are truly amazing. Here are some of the highlights:4 trillion: The number of gallons of water that fell over southern Louisiana Friday-Sunday. 6 million: The number of Olympic size swimming pools that would be filled by 4 trillion gallons. 320: The number of years it would take for this amount of water to be used by the residents of New Orleans. 31.39: The number of inches that fell in the worst hit area around Watson, Louisiana.
While we’re just three days away from Irma beginning to impact the United States, there is still a lot of uncertainty in exactly where Irma is going to go. A few models have Irma well off the east coast of Florida while others have the storm well of the west coast of the state. Either of these extreme possibilities would result in fairly limited impacts in the state. Looking at individual models is not a wise move at this point though. Instead, all the models should be considered.
The Perseid Meteor Shower (nicknamed the Perseids for short) is one of the best known and prolific meteor showers each year and it’s peaking this weekend. The Perseids are actually tiny debris left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle. Each year, Earth passes through this cloud of debris and as the debris enters the atmosphere it burns up and leaves bright streaks known as shooting stars or meteors in the night sky.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".