Meet the Nun Who Is Tackling the Hurricane Irma Clean-Up

A Florida nun has chose to take Hurricane Irma cleanup into her own hands by literally using a chainsaw to saw down trees. You'll get out there and work with us.' And that is really the way it should be, and that's the way sisters really are.

Police said Sister Margaret Ann was cutting trees to clear the roadways around Archbishop Coleman Carrol High School in the aftermath of hurricane Irma.

An off-duty police officer snapped a picture of the nun and tweeted it out on the Miami Dade Police Department account. "We are proud of the example they show for our students and other members of the community every day".

The work of this sweet and tough nun has been going viral.

"They needed to be used", she said, during her prime-time cable news interview.

Sister Laechelin, of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart, told CNN that the school had chainsaws stored in a closet and, given the circumstances of the destruction, she put them to use.

Though, honestly, getting out in the front yard with a chainsaw fits pretty nicely with popular stereotypes about the nuns who run parochial schools.

Country music singer Dylan Schneider, inspired by "Sister Margaret Ann", belted out lyrics later posted via video on Twitter, and composed some lines about her can-do spirit. "We do pray, and our prayer is what gives us strength, feeds our relationship with our Lord, and then that sends us out to want to love and serve and help anybody that we can", she said.

"The road was blocked, we couldn't get through", she told CNN.

"Somebody made a comment that she was not handling the chainsaw correctly".

The sister said people have been reaching out to the high school as well, saying, "This is great".

The Miami-Dade County Police Department shared photos of the nun in action on Facebook.

Vanessa Coleman

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