"The storm system that brought flooding rains to North Georgia on January 5 – 6, 2009 also produced a couple of weak tornadoes. Rated EFO, they caused roof damage to a few structures and also snapped off or uprooted some trees. However, there were no reported injuries.

The first tornado ocurred shortly after 5pm est in Chattooga County near the community of Holland. The other struck at 3am est on January 7 in Monroe County near the Smarr water tower and crossed Interstate 75. " – That’s the official word from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

An EFO tornado is the weakest type of tornado recognized by the National Weather Service.  The Holland Tornado was only the third tornado in Chattooga County on record by the National Weather Service since 1950.