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WATCH: North Carolina pier collapses into the ocean as its slammed by Hurricane Matthew

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Posted at 6:21 PM, Oct 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-08 18:21:36-04

As Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in the Carolina's, people are preparing for the worst. 

This pier in Oak Island, North Carolina, is bombarded by high-speed wind and rain. Wild waves crash along the sides, sending the pier collapsing into the ocean. 

Watch below as startling video catches the action:

The latest figures from ABC News have tallied at least 9 dead in two states and nearly 2 million without power. This comes after the hurricane ravaged Haiti, destroying infrastructure and killing nearly 900. 

You can read the latest on Hurricane Matthew here.