Sometimes it’s even worse than the experts predict. That was the case yesterday when a classic Nor’easter transformed already higher than usual tides into icy floods that ravaged pockets of the East Coast from Georgia to Maine. In Massachusetts, flooding was reported in 32 cities and towns. From Provincetown to Newburyport it was a rare bay community that wasn’t afflicted. As if to telegraph that weather does not respect history, Plymouth Rock was lashed by surges.
After days of frigid temperatures so cold that at least three sharks froze to death off Cape Cod, New England braced for a storm forecasters called a “monster.”By 6 a.m., the storm — a classic Nor’easter — had already hit parts of Florida and the Carolinas. It was moving north, pummeling the mid-Atlantic. Before day’s end, the east coast from Dixie to Down East is expected to have suffered cyclone-like winds and dangerously low visibility.
One of those workers who felt compelled to go to the office was Judy Sprague from Hyde Park. Interviewed in South Station by WGBH News, Sprague said the ride in was “excellent.”Contrary to her usual experience, Sprague got a seat because so many stayed home. "I know I'm personally planning to go home around 10 o'clock. Want to get out before the heavy stuff comes," said Sprague. The reduced MBTA schedule seems to be working. But Amtrak is experiencing some difficulty.
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".