Portion of 61st Street Fishing Pier in Galveston completely detaches from Tropical Storm Beta

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The chances of Beta becoming a hurricane is decreasing, but it could be near hurricane strength as it approaches the Texas coast. Accuweather

Rising waters from Tropical Storm Beta caused structural damage to the 61st Street Fishing Pier in Galveston, Texas Sunday.

The National Weather Service in Houston said the rough surf and high tide caused the damage. 

Video showed a portion of the pier completely detached.

61st Street Fishing Pier cam shows timeline of damage

In addition, SH 275 from 14th St. to 25th St. in Galveston is closed due to high water, according the Texas Department of Transportation Houston District.

Watch live: Webcams of Texas beaches show impact of Tropical Storm Beta

Sustained winds have also picked up, currently at 29 mph in Galveston at Scholes Field, gusting to 35 mph.

Joe Jacquez is a digital producer with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @JoeJacquezAZ.

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