Southwest Floridians helping Southwest Floridians – in their greatest time of need. Hurricane Irma once again brought out what’s best about this community – the caring, the giving, the concern, the thoughtfulness and the heroes. One was Manny Gonzalez. Working on about four hours of sleep the previous three days, Gonzalez received a jolt of adrenaline when told an elderly woman wanted to stay outside of Germain Arena, a hurricane shelter, and die in the storm. Her name was Pettina.
Glenn Frith wanted to save lives. Now, he is fighting for his own. Frith, president of Aeronautical Charters Inc., a private airline company based at Page Field in Fort Myers, was flying his own planes and using other pilots four to five days before Hurricane Irma arrived to transport people who wanted to get out of the path of the major storm to cities around the country.
Florida Governor Rick Scott was walking along Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs looking at nearby businesses and homes along Quinn Street where flood waters caused by Hurricane Irma were half way up the structures. He talked with mayor Peter Simmons about why there was so much flooding in the neighborhoods. Then, he noticed Bonita Springs resident Luis Arango standing nearby, dressed in chest-high waders and boots. Sweat poured from him. He was tired.
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".