Drivers across Kent are facing travel chaos this morning (January 18) after high winds from Storm Fionn have battered the country. Fallen trees, train delays and closed crossings are causing motoring misery and long delays. The Dartford Crossing bridge has been closed overnight and remains closed this morning. While elsewhere in the county fallen trees have caused several road closures. There are also delays to trains and buses across the country.
A flood alert has been issued for the entire coast from Whistable to Margate today (January 28). The warning applies to the high tide at Sheerness at 1.30pm. Strong westerly winds have been forecast during a period of high tides combined with surge. The Environment Agency has said: "Water levels are expected to overtop coastal defences and foreshores between approximately 1-2pm today. "Expect tides to be higher than usual. Low lying areas near the coast will be at risk of flooding.
A woman has been cut free from a car after a crash caused by a fallen tree this morning (January 18). Firefighters were called to the two car collision in Oak Lane, in Upchurch, near Rainham shortly after 7am. They found a woman in her 30s trapped by her injuries and battled to free her. A fire service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a woman in her 30s trapped by her injuries. “Using hydraulic cutting gear the crews released the woman into the care of SECAmb paramedics.
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".