Hurricane Irma: Nun Clearing Trees With Chainsaw In South Flordia Goes Viral (Watch Video)

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Hurricane Irma: Nun Clearing Trees With Chainsaw In South Flordia Goes Viral (Watch Video)

Sister Margaret Ann of Archbishop Coleman F Carroll High School in southwest Miami-Dade County helped in cutting down a fallen tree.

Hurricane Irma has left devastating after effects on the state of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Amid state department and first-time responders rescuing people from deadly situations is a nun going viral for her contribution to help. Following Hurricane Irma, a South Florida nun decided to pick up a chainsaw to join the clean-up efforts and her pictures are being shared widely on social media. The pictures of the chainsaw-wielding nun removing debris were captured by an off-duty officer of the Miami-Dade Police Department. After Miami Police shared it on Twitter, social media users praised the nun’s efforts. 

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Sister Margaret Ann of Archbishop Coleman F Carroll High School in southwest Miami-Dade County helped in cutting down a fallen tree. Dressed in a full habit, covered by a black apron and work gloves holding a saw, her pictures have received a lot of reactions from people. “Sister Margaret Ann in action. Thank you to all of our neighbors that are working together to get through this! We are #MiamiDadeStrong,” the MDPD Twitter account captioned the video on the microblogging site.

Here is Sister Margaret Ann on duty:

Here is the video:

However, some Twitterati appeared concern as wearing loose-fitting clothes during saw can be dangerous.  People commented saying that cleaning up areas hit by a storm is a very risky task, especially when working with chainsaws. People also said that the task should be carried out with utmosts care as there is a risk of encountering fires and live wires. Hurricane Irma killed at least 12 people in Florida other than causing massive destructions while passing through Key islands and deep inland in the southeastern US state, officials said.