Chainsaw-wielding nun cleans up hurricane debris

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The police tweet ends by thanking everyone in the community for "working together to get through this!"

An off-duty Miami-Dade police officer stopped in his tracks to shoot video of Sister Ann in action. "We are #MiamiDadeStrong", the MDPD Twitter account captioned the clip.

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.

Sister Ann Margaret is with the Archbishop Carroll High School in Miami-Dade. "That's what I wanted to do". "That's what I wanted to do".

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Video of her wielding a chainsaw while cleaning up hurricane debris has caught the attention of the nation.

"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 risky to wear loose-fitting clothing while operating a chainsaw. "It became a really good community project".

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.