For Comcast customers left in the dark after Hurricane Irma, financial relief may be available. Customers can fill out an online form to be considered for a one-time credit for cable, phone and internet services lost during and after the storm. Visit xfinity.com/florida-form to complete the questionnaire. On the form, customers can report a downed line or request a suspension of service, a credit on an upcoming bill or an equipment replacement. Customers should expect a response within 48 hours.
If you’re a Southwest Florida renter with a home damaged during Hurricane Irma, Florida law gives you the right to demand repairs from your landlord or withhold rent payments. But if your residence was leveled by the storm — like the at least 20 families in Immokalee whose trailer homes were reduced to rubble — your landlord isn’t obligated to rebuild. In those cases, leases are effectively terminated the moment the home was destroyed, real estate lawyers said.
About 27,000 utility workers are working across Florida to restore power since Hurricane Irma made landfall 10 days ago. On the west coast — 2,300 workers. Crews are on the job 12 to 16 hours a day, sometimes as many as 20 or 21 hours straight. Sometimes they sleep in their trucks when they can't make it back to base. Always, they say, it's hot, grueling work.
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".