Chainsaw-wielding nun among those helping get south Florida cleaned up

Elias Hubbard
September 13, 2017

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.

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

The Miami-Dade Police Department left a comment with the video of Facebook.

In an interview with CNN, Sister Margaret Ann told host Erin Burnett why she made a decision to pitch in. "So I wanted to help out".

"There was a need, I had the means, so I wanted to help out", Sister Margaret Ann said on CNN.

When it comes to neighbors helping neighbors it doesn't get much better than this. So she found a chainsaw and got to work.

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. "That's what we do", she said.

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

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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