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