Helicopter footage gives first look at Hurricane Irma devastation‘I just hope everybody survived. It’s, it’s, it’s horrible what we saw,’ Scott saysAs Hurricane Irma moves north, KOCO 5 has been able to get into neighborhoods hit hard by the storm, to hear from people who rode it out and to see the destruction. “We’ve seen people in kayaks, boats, wading through the water,” WESH helicopter pilot “Chopper Dan” McCarthy said.
Hurricane Irma is a storm from which the cleanup process will likely be measured in weeks, months or even years. “Just the one branch had come down at that time,” Altamonte Springs, Florida, resident Jim Lewis said about a tree that came crashing down on a car late Sunday. Up the road in central Florida, it’s driveway after driveway of destruction. And there are several roads people can’t drive down. “You heard that ‘zit zit’ sound and sparks were flying everywhere,” Jennifer Mamula said.
Flooding rains, punishing winds and a surging storm are creating life-threatening conditions for Floridians. “For 90 years, we avoided this day, but I think our day has come,” Tampa May Mayor Bob Buckhorn said. The storm first hit the Florida Keys and then Miami before heading up the west coast to Tampa and over in the east. In nearly every corner of Florida, Hurricane Irma has left a path of destruction. Because of the high winds, authorities also want residents to be on alert for tornadoes.
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".