‘Just shocking’: Hurricane Isaias takes out portion of Sea Cabin Pier in Cherry Grove

Updated: Aug. 4, 2020 at 7:58 PM EDT
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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – The Sea Cabin Pier in the Cherry Grove area sustained significant damage Monday night as Hurricane Isaias lashed the Grand Strand.

A photo taken Tuesday morning shows a large portion of the pier missing.

Debris from the Sea Cabin Pier traveled south to the Cherry Grove Pier, officials said.

As a result, officials are asking the public to not surf or swim north of the Cherry Grove Pier until further notice. City crews are working to see if debris remains in the water.

Jake Thompson, who is visiting from Greenwood, S.C., said he heard about the damage and had to come out to the beach and see it for himself.

“Just shocking. Amazing that the water can do something that horrific, I guess. I know it’s just a category one [hurricane], but still, it’s just crazy seeing that much damage on just a small storm I guess,” Thompson said.

North Myrtle Beach officials estimate Cherry Grove was under at least four-feet of water at one point during the evening high tide, which was compounded by storm surge.

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