Hurricane Maria charged the island as a Category 4 storm and now the entire island of Puerto Rico is without power. Central Floridians with family and friends on the island are now stepping up to help. Residents of Central Florida were nervously glued to their phones, awaiting updates about what is happening in Puerto Rico. “We’re under a lot of stress cause we can’t get a hold of our family and friends in Puerto Rico!” exclaimed Zoraida Rios-Andino, president of Mision Boricua.
Flood waters from Shingle Creek following Hurricane Irma are literally drowning homes along Marsh Road and Pleasant Hill Road, despite the efforts of the county to move the water as quickly as possible. With her hands over her mouth, resident Kellie Maines looks in disbelief at what her home has become. “It’s completely underwater at this point,” Maines said. Maines lives close to Shingle Creek, where the water levels have gone past 62 feet at this point.
Several businesses are coming together to show support for Officer Matthew Baxter and Sergeant Sam Howard, two Kissimmee police officers who lost their lives over the weekend. “We as business owners are here for it,” said Chris Sutphen, owner of Broadway Pizza Bar. “We’re not just here to make food or sell stuff. We’re here to support the community and that’s really what it’s all about.
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".