LAFOURCHE – Some communities in Lafourche Parish are going on their third day with no water. In Raceland and Blue Bayou, parish leaders say there’s little to no water flowing. Dotty Verrang’s family has lived in Bayou Blue for decades. She can’t remember when Lafourche Parish has had no water woes like this. “My mom has lived here in Bayou Blue for 50 years and she says they've never lost water like this,” Verrang said.
Street flooding on Monday is a reminder of the drainage challenges the city of New Orleans is facing. In the upcoming election, a new WWL-TV/New Orleans Advocate poll shows that the drainage situation and crisis at the Sewerage and Water Board is among the top issues voters want candidates to address.
Two weeks before the Oct. 14 primary, the race for New Orleans mayor remains a tossup among three leading candidates, all of whom have strong favorability ratings, according to an exclusive poll conducted for WWL-TV and The New Orleans Advocate. The poll released Monday shows City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell in the lead among all voters surveyed, with 27 percent. Former Municipal Court Judge Desiree Charbonnet is close behind, with 26 percent.
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".