But among the usual uniforms -- those of police, firefighters and paramedics -- a nun's habit stands out.
And when said nun is wielding a chainsaw, well, that is something that can renew faith in even the most downtrodden.
A 30-year education veteran from Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School in West Kendall, Florida, Sister Margaret Ann knew of a chainsaw in her school's closet, so she thought nothing of ripping into a downed tree blocking a road.
An off-duty police officer captured video of the chainsaw-wielding nun, sharing the footage on the department's Twitter feed on Tuesday.
"He said, 'You know though, Sister, the police will do this.' And I said 'but it's going to take them too long ... it's dangerous, people are going to get hurt here.' "
Tuesday's guest said she does not know when her school will reopen, as the air conditioner was damaged during the hurricane. Additionally, downed trees cover six of the school's 40 acres, and a wall has been blown in.
In the meantime, Sister Margaret Ann, and those like her, will continue to do the Lord's work.