Hurricane Irma: Chainsaw-wielding nun helps clear trees in South Florida

Sister Margaret Anne clears debris after Hurricane Irma

Sister Margaret Anne clears debris after Hurricane Irma

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

An off-duty Miami-Dade police officer stopped to shoot video of Sister Margaret Ann, of south Florida.

"There was a need, I had the means, so I wanted to help out", Sister Margaret Ann told Fox 31 Denver on Tuesday evening.

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"We teach our students to do what you can to help, so this was an opportunity where I could do something to help, and thanks be to God I was able to do it", she said.

Sister Margaret Ann - clad in her nun's habit - was spotted using the tool to cut into a tree that had been felled by Hurricane Irma. So she found a chainsaw and got to work.

Tuesday's guest said she does not know when her school will reopen, as the air conditioner was damaged during the hurricane.

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"The community will come out and help us".

The department posted along with the photos and videos: "As we recover from #HurricaneIrma, these acts of kindness remind us all that we are #OneCommunity in #MiamiDadeCounty! It became a really good community project". Cleaning up areas hit by a storm is a very hazardous task, especially when working with chainsaws.

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