PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
1011 AM EST FRI JAN 9 2009

...REPORT ON JANUARY 6TH AND 7TH 2009 TORNADOES...

DAMAGE SURVEY TEAMS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONCLUDED THAT
TWO TORNADOES TOUCHED DOWN DURING THE SEVERE WEATHER EVENT THAT
OCCURRED ON THE EVENING OF JANUARY 6TH AND DURING THE EARLY
MORNING HOURS OF JANUARY 7TH.


CHATTOOGA COUNTY (4 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF CHATTOOGAVILLE)...
AT 505 PM TUESDAY EVENING (JANUARY 6TH)...AN EF0 TORNADO TOUCHED
DOWN NEAR CHATTOOGAVILLE. A 2 MILE TRACK OF SPOTTY TREE DAMAGE
OCCURRED ALONG OLD HOLLAND ROAD AND STATE HIGHWAY 100 IN THE
HOLLAND COMMUNITY. LIGHT TO MODERATE DAMAGE OCCURRED TO THE ROOFS
OF 3 BUILDINGS AND SEVERAL OUT BUILDINGS. DAMAGE APPEARED TO BE
CAUSED BY A COMBINATION OF STRAIGHT LINE WINDS AND A BRIEF EF0
TORNADO.


MONROE COUNTY (5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF FORSYTH)...
AT 3 AM ON WEDNESDAY MORNING (JANUARY 7TH)...AN EF0 TORNADO
TOUCHED DOWN NEAR 412 REEDY CREEK RD...AND TRACKED EAST ACROSS US
41 NEAR THE SMARR WATER TOWER...THEN DISSIPATED AS IT CROSSED I-75
SOUTHEAST OF THE RUMBLE RD INDUSTRIAL PARK. ONE HOME SUSTAINED
MODERATE DAMAGE... PRIMARILY TO THE ROOF AND SIDING. 3 OTHER
STRUCTURES HAD MINOR SHINGLE DAMAGE. SPORADIC SNAPPED OR UPROOTED
TREES WERE FOUND ALONG THE ENTIRE 3 MILE TORNADO PATH. MAXIMUM
PATH WIDTH WAS 100 YDS. MAXIMUM WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 85 MPH.

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