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Engineers Available For Commentary As Hurricane Irene Makes Its Way Up The East Coast

August 26, 2011

What: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center has issued a warning notifying local residents that Hurricane Irene, now a category 3 storm, is expected to sweep its way through Atlantic and New England regions later this week. Category 3 storms have sustained winds of 111 to 130 mph, and storm surge of 9 to 12 feet. During the above-normal 2011 hurricane season, 12 to 18 named storms are projected to whip across the Atlantic basin during the six month period from June 1 through December 1, 2011.

When: August 26 through August 31, 2011

Where: Atlantic and New England regions.

Who: Engineers Ronald M. Jezerinac, P.E., S.E., and Eric Search, P.E. of Thornton Tomasetti are available as expert commentators on questions regarding engineering of structures for resistance to hurricane forces, how existing structures can be retrofitted to better withstand hurricane forces, and damage assessment.

Why: Thornton Tomasetti has served as a market leader in the design, evaluation and implementation of building envelope components to comply with specified code requirements. Thornton Tomasetti advises leading developers and owners throughout the Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions on how to better protect their assets from hurricane-force winds. For more information about exactly what types of damage can be expected, what property owners can do to protect themselves, and to arrange interviews contact Great Ink Communications: 212-741-2977 or email or

Ronald Jezerinac (Fl. Lic. # 53589) and Eric Search (Fl. Lic. # 54984) are both licensed engineers in Florida.