Nun grabs chainsaw to help clear trees in Florida after Hurricane Irma

A Florida nun is literally taking matters into her own hands following Hurricane Irma by picking up a chainsaw to help clear downed trees while dressed in her full habit.

Sister Margaret Ann's timber slicing was recorded by a Miami-Dade police officer, who later posted a video of the nun at work onto Facebook Tuesday, praising her "acts of kindness" and for "working together to get through this."

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In less than a day, the post has amassed more than 22,000 shares and nearly 20,000 likes.

Police said Margaret Ann was cutting trees in efforts to clear the roadways around Archbishop Coleman Carrol High School near Miami, where she serves as the school's principal according to CBS Miami.

"We just needed to get the trees out of the way so that cars could pass by safely," Margaret Ann reportedly said Wednesday during a Skype interview on MSNBC. "It was a dangerous situation and I just wanted to be able to help out the neighbors and clear the roadway for everybody."

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"We're basically teachers, but when it's situations like this, we do whatever we can to help out," she said. "Our sisters, Carmelite Sisters, we do whatever we can, whether it's putting a Band-Aid on or fixing a ponytail for the younger children. Whatever it takes is what we do."

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