Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Chainsaw-wielding nun helps with Hurricane Irma clean-up

Chainsaw-wielding nun helps with Hurricane Irma clean-up

The satellite images released by NASA track Hurricane Irma from September 1 to September 10, as it moves over the Caribbean into the U.S. mainland.

A Florida nun chose to forego divine intervention this week, instead picking up a chainsaw to join the clean-up efforts following Hurricane Irma.

She grabbed one of the chainsaws at Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School and started clearing the neighborhood roads of trees blown over by Hurricane Irma.

An off-duty Miami-Dade police officer stopped in his tracks to shoot video of Sister Ann in action.

"Thank you Sister and all of our neighbors that are working together to get through this!" the post said.

Irma downgraded to a Tropical Storm
We should have a better idea by tomorrow or Monday whether Irma will bring any rain or wind of significance to the D.C. area. The latest National Hurricane Center advisory had the Category 1 storm wobbling over the Atlantic through at least Sunday.

"There was a need", she said.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, some commenters on the nun's video also raised concerns and said it is unsafe to wear loose-fitting clothing while operating a chainsaw.

Sister Margaret Ann, wearing her nun's habit, was caught on camera using the heavy equipment to help clear a tree toppled by the ferocious storm. "That's what I wanted to do".

While Sister Ann did her part, others should be wary if deciding to do some cleanup themselves.

"The community will come out and help us".

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