Chainsaw-wielding nun clears debris from Irma

Frederick Owens
September 13, 2017

A south Florida nun chose to forego divine intervention this week and picked up a chainsaw instead to join the cleanup efforts following Hurricane Irma.

"The road was blocked, we couldn't get through, and I saw someone spin in the mud and nearly ... go off the road", Sister Margaret told CNN.

The Miami-Dade Police Department posted a video online of a chainsaw-wielding nun helping clear downed trees in the area.

The video posted on the Facebook page of Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) has already garnered 557,000 views and 295 shares at the time of publishing of this story.

"There was a need, I had the means, so I wanted to help out", Sister Margaret Ann told Erin Burnett on Tuesday evening. "So I wanted to help out".

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But Sister Margaret Ann is a nun with a chainsaw, and she's using it to do her part to help her neighborhood recover after Hurricane Irma.

What's not common, however, is to see the person behind the saw wearing a nun's habit.

When it comes to neighbors helping neighbors it doesn't get much better than this.

In addition, tension in fallen trees can cause unexpected movement when cutting them, making the limbs pop out and hurting you, or hitting your equipment, or causing the trunk to move and make you stuck.

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