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Section of Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills collapses

Section of Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills collapses
Posted at 3:08 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 22:27:54-04

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - A section of the Avalon Pier collapsed during Hurricane Dorian.

The Avalon Pier confirmed the damage on Facebook, posting a picture of the pier with a battered, torn American flag still flying off a flagpole. "Well...we are a tad bit shorter today," the pier's post read.

The near-700-foot long pier lost about 280 feet, according to Cory Piddington, who said he'd worked on the pier in the past.

The pier has been in Kill Devil Hills for about 60 years.

A GoFundMe will be started to help it rebuild, Piddington said.

Kill Devil Hills was under a curfew as Dorian lashed the Outer Banks, with no one allowed into Dare County beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday. The curfew was extended till 3 p.m. Friday.

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