By: Steve Dellar | 09-13-2017 | News
Photo credit: Miami Police Department

#HurricaneIrma - Sister Margaret Ann To the Rescue

A nun in full gear wielding a chainsaw is probably a once in a lifetime sight.

That is probably what an off-duty police officer thought this week when he saw it and of course, he immediately took out his phone, creating one of the most talked about video’s of this past day, and we here at The Goldwater felt we had to share.

Of course, there is logic to this. Irma is a once in a lifetime storm you could say, and everyone needs to do their part so whether you are a fireman or a nun, you can lend a hand.

And so Sister Margaret Ann of the Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School in Southwest Miami-Dade County put on her working gloves and started to help clean up debris after Hurricane Irma had knocked down a tree in the neighborhood.

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We would have probably told her to wear some more appropriate garment for the job, but hey, don’t look at us when it comes to discussing with a nun.

The Archdiocese of Miami had announced already Tuesday evening that all Catholic schools in the area would be closed until further notice so Sister Margaret Ann was free to help anyway.

Many commentators on social media praised the helping nun, though some were also quick to point out that wielding a chainsaw whilst wearing loose clothes is quite dangerous. That’s what we said.

Some more safety tips for whoever is operating a chainsaw. :

Rule Number 1: Stand properly. For right-handed people, this means putting the left foot slightly in front and at a 45-degree angle, and the right foot slightly in back. Keep your feet approximately shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees.

Rule Number 2: Keep both hands on the saw, and never take your eyes off the bar whilst you cut.

Rule Number 3: Plan your cut so you know exactly where the saw's bar will exit the log.

From the looks of the video though, it seems that she knows what she’s doing.


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