East Coast Could Feel Effects of Hurricane Jose Next Week

Hurricane Jose may threaten City and other areas of the by next week, according to a advisory. The storm, about 640 miles (1,029 kilometers) southeast of , , strengthened into a …

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Hurricane Irma travels up the East Coast, sparing few

, Charleston and Savannah were also in Irma’s sights.

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Unusual Summer Storm Creates Flash Flooding In West Virginia

A rare nor’easter-type storm that dropped torrential rains throughout the and mid-Atlantic caused major flash flooding Saturday and forced the governor of West Virginia to declare a state of emergency. The low-pressure storm system — which is more typical of winter and not late July — was expected to move offshore by Saturday afternoon¸ but leave behind a swath of debris and flooded-out homes and roads¸ the said. In West Virginia¸ Gov. declared a state of emergency in six counties Saturday and mobilized the to assist in evacuating residents stranded in heavily-flooded areas.

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Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner: Enhanced Building Code Protects Against Tornadoes

As Oklahomans¸ many of us accept that sometimes is not kind to our state. We’ve all been affected by tornadoes in one way or another. One thing we don’t have to accept is that our home will be destroyed or seriously damaged by severe weather. Construction science has proven that high-wind and tornado-resistant residential construction standards exist. They’re found in Florida¸ on the and right here as a municipal building code in Moore. While Florida’s new construction standards came after in 1992¸ the city of Moore sought a way to stop or lessen tornado damage after three devastating tornadoes.

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Winter Storm Forecast Tripped up by Fine Line Between Rain, Snow

just got a lesson on how notoriously difficult it is to predict the severity of an snow storm. All it takes is a wobble in a low-pressure system’s trajectory or a sudden shove of warm air …

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West Coast Expects Flooding While East Coast in Deep Freeze

As the waits to thaw out from a weekend icy mess, another storm is bringing rain and the potential of the worst flooding in more than a decade to the West coast. At least four deaths have been …

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Winter Storm Slams Portions of U.S., Causing Accidents, Deaths

A winter storm of snow, freezing rain and bone-chilling temperatures socked the nation’s mid-section and on Saturday, causing hundreds of accidents on icy roads and putting a crimp on Christmas shopping. At least six deaths were blamed on …

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East Coast braces for Matthew

Governors declare states of emergency as residents prepare for the worse.

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Hurricane Matthew Is A $15 Billion Threat Headed To Florida

Hurricane Matthew has thousands fleeing the U.S. Southeast where it’s expected to batter the coastline and threaten electricity supplies to more than 1 million people in Florida. Potential losses are seen as high as $15 billion. Matthew is pounding parts of the central Bahamas with maximum sustained winds at 115 miles (185-kilometers) per hour and is expected to intensify as it approaches Florida¸ the U.S. said in a 2 a.m. time advisory. The Category 3 storm closed the Buckeye oil terminal in Freeport¸ Bahamas¸ and could disrupt petroleum shipments along the U.S. .

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Hermine batters the East Coast [photos]

Insured losses from Hermine will likely approach $500 million, with total economic damages close to $1 billion, according to an early estimate from Karen Clark & Company.

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Atlantic hurricane season still expected to be strongest since 2012

The Atlantic basin will see the most named storms since the 2012 season, the year Sandy crippled the U.S. , with five to eight of those strengthening into hurricanes by Nov. 30, the said.

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East Coast braces for second storm

issues alert for another possible low threatening parts of this weekend

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Healthcare is Infected With Ransomware; How Do We Treat it?

A surge in ransomware attacks on hospitals is driving healthcare organizations large and small to consider new and improved approaches to dealing with this evolving threat. In fact, one healthcare expert recently reported that one large health system turned away over 1 million ransomware emails in the month of March alone, more than any other industry. What can organizations do to avoid being the next victim – or the next big news headline?

Register for this session and get first-hand advice from Dan McWhorter, FireEye’s Chief Intelligence Strategist. McWhorter is a member of the Department of Health and Human Services Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force and has spent years analyzing cyberattacks on healthcare entities. In this informative webinar, McWhorter will provide you with case studies and first-hand advice on ways to leverage your threat intelligence – and prevent ransomware from victimizing your organization.

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