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Nun in Miami chainsaws tree branches to clear roads after Irma

Sister Margaret Ann holds a chain saw near Miami, Fla.
Miami-Dade Police Department via AP
Sister Margaret Ann holds a chain saw near Miami, Fla.

Most nuns live with the stereotype of using rulers to put students in place, but one nun in Miami is facing the aftermath of Hurricane Irma with a different, louder approach — a chainsaw.

Sister Margaret Ann was seen sawing tree branches in Miami Tuesday, presumably getting the tree out of the road for neighbors to pass by.

The Miami-Dade Police Department tweeted out the video of Sister Margaret Ann hard at work and thanked her for helping her community.

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“Thank you to all of our neighbors that are working together to get through this!” the police department tweeted. “We are #MiamiDadeStrong.”

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