Chainsaw-wielding nun helps clean up after Hurricane Irma

Josh Dutton

A helpful chainsaw-wielding nun has been praised for rolling up her sleeves in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Sister Margaret Ann was snapped using a chainsaw to help clear trees off a roadway in Florida.

Miami-Dade Police Department posted a video and two photos to Facebook, which have since gone viral with more than 6,000 shares, 8,400 likes and the vid has more than 400,000 views.

In the video her chainsaw roars as her habits blow in the wind and she cuts away at a fallen branch.

Sister Margaret Ann has been praised for helping the community. Source: Facebook

According to the post from the police department, Sister Margaret Ann was found clearing the trees by an off duty cop.

“As we recover from Hurricane Irma these acts of kindness remind us all that we are one community in Miami-Dide Country,” the post reads.

“Thank you sister and all of our neighbours that are working to get through this.”

The sister saws away in the Miami heat. Source: Facebook

Her hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed either with many Facebook users praising her for getting out and helping the community.

Some users pointed out how difficult it would have been working with a chainsaw in full habits, especially given the temperature in Miami.

On Wednesday, it was 28 degrees with 80 per cent humidity.

“You go, sister!” one user commented.

“Thank you Sister Margaret Ann!”

Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School, where Sister Margaret Ann works, also shared the post.

“We are truly blessed with our Principal and Carmelite Sisters,” the school’s post reads.

Police say they came across her working away. Source: Facebook