Chainsaw-wielding nun helps with Hurricane Irma clean-up

Miami-Dade Police Department Facebook Page

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She told CNN's Erin Burnett that the road was block and she saw a driver spin the mud and nearly hit a wall.

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

Miami-Dade police shared video of Sister Margaret Ann cleaning up after Hurricane Irma.

An off-duty Miami-Dade police officer discovered Sister Margaret Ann and started recording video.

The officer took a photo and a video of the nun in action.

"He said, 'You know though, Sister, the police will do this.' And I said, 'But it's going to take them too long... it's risky, people are going to get hurt here, '" she recalled. "So I wanted to help out". She said she did not know when they would be able to open the school back up.

She said others helped her remove the tree and it was a good community-bonding moment.

What's not common, however, is to see the person behind the saw wearing a nun's habit. "That's what we do", she said.

The unsafe task of storm cleanup should be handled with many precautions including the risk of encountering electrical fires and fallen wires.

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