Now-famous Florida nun used Google to figure out chainsaw

Now-famous Florida nun used Google to figure out chainsaw

Throughout the states of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, people were more than happy to see the first responders.

But among the usual uniforms - those of police, firefighters and paramedics - a nun's habit stands out.

We are #OneCommunity in @MiamiDadeCounty!

Sister Margaret Ann is just one of the heroes of Hurricane Irma, having taken to the streets with a chainsaw to help with the clean-up effort.

An off-duty police officer snapped a picture of the nun and tweeted it out on the Miami Dade Police Department account. The nun, who is principal of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School in Miami, says several people have sent her videos on how to use a chainsaw correctly after watching her online. Hurricane Irma took out dozens of trees, of which one of them was near her school.

According to the Miami Herald, Sister Margaret Ann has been cutting down trees that have fallen across roads.

By using the chainsaw, the nun said, she was trying to live up to something her school teaches its students: "Do what you can to help".

"The road was blocked, we couldn't get through", Sister Margaret Ann told CNN. True to their teachings, she did her best to help the people of Florida.

Miami, Sept14:Across the state of Florida, and up into Georgia and SC, images of first responders have become a welcome sight amid the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. 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. The police officer informed her that city officials would soon arrive to clean up the destruction of Hurricane Irma.

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

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