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Atlantic Beach pier torn apart by Hurricane Irene

Despite being a Category 1 storm, Hurricane Irene has already caused some damage to the North Carolina coast. NBC's Kerry Sanders reports.

Hurricane Irene has made landfall in North Carolina with heavy winds, rain and surf. NBC News’ Kerry Sanders is reporting from Atlantic Beach, N.C. and sent in a picture of the pier at the Atlantic Beach that was torn apart by the storm overnight.  

See his report from the same spot this morning.

Kerry Sanders/ NBC News

The pier at Atlantic Beach, North Carolina lost it's final section overnight in the rough surf.