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Family will again 'Squeeze Inn' octagon house on Sullivan's Island after Irma damage

Family will again 'Squeeze Inn' octagon house on Sullivan's Island after Irma damage

Hammers and nails and the sounds of teamwork could be heard all over Sullivan’s Island Tuesday as people began cleaning up after Tropical Storm Irma. The damage was much more clear.

The Garner family spent their day creating a make-shift roof for the home known to many as the "octagon house."

“My grandfather built this house in 1970. We're not sure if it was a water spout that jumped the land, cause they do that.” Mary Chris Luebchow said.

Luebchow said the house has survived several major hurricanes. She's optimistic about the repairs.

“I don't think it's going to be that bad, really. My grandfather built it so the roof doesn't really come off. It's got patches in it where the shingles came off, so we had to put the tarp over everything.”

They covered the eight sides of their family home, so they can all fit in, once again.

"After Hugo, everyone built these huge houses out here, and our house didn't get destroyed. So, our house is one of the smaller houses on the island. So, we call it the ‘Squeeze in.'"

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