Hurricane Matthew takes a toll on piers across the Grand Strand
Hurricane Matthew left a path of destruction to the Pee Dee and Grand Strand Saturday.
It took a toll on several piers, basically destroying the iconic Springmaid Pier in Myrtle Beach.
It didn't take long for the massive storm to take out the pier. Double Tree Myrtle Beach General Manager Michael Frits said he watched as the hurricane destroyed the pier.
"It was heartbreaking to watch it because it's been such an icon in Myrtle Beach," he said.
He said they are hoping to rebuild the pier soon.
Dozens of people gathered on the pier Sunday to take home a piece of history.
The Surfside pier also suffered major damage from the storm.
Theresa Sisk has lived in the Grand Strand for more than 27 years. She was shocked to see the damage.
"I thought oh my god, the half of the pier is almost gone. So, the reaction was pretty devastating, very devastating," she said.
Here's a list of piers that Hurricane Matthew took a toll on:
• Apache Pier in Myrtle Beach
• 14th Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach
• 2nd Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach
• Springmaid Pier in Myrtle Beach
• Myrtle Beach State Park Pier
• Surfside Beach Pier
• Garden City Pier
• Pawleys Island Pier