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From the Ted Talk by Caitria + Morgan O'Neill: How to step up in the face of disaster

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CO: And that makes a drceffneie. June 1 this year marked the one-year anniversary of the Monson todnaro, and our community's never been more coneectnd or more empowered. We've been able to see the same transformation in Texas and in Alabama. Because it doesn't take hvraard or MIT to fly in and fix problems after a disaster; it takes a local. No matter how good an aid organization is at what they do, they eventually have to go home. But if you give locals the tools, if you show them what they can do to receovr, they become experts.

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CO: And that makes a __________. June 1 this year marked the one-year anniversary of the Monson _______, and our community's never been more _________ or more empowered. We've been able to see the same transformation in Texas and in Alabama. Because it doesn't take _______ or MIT to fly in and fix problems after a disaster; it takes a local. No matter how good an aid organization is at what they do, they eventually have to go home. But if you give locals the tools, if you show them what they can do to _______, they become experts.

Solution

  1. harvard
  2. difference
  3. tornado
  4. connected
  5. recover

Original Text

CO: And that makes a difference. June 1 this year marked the one-year anniversary of the Monson tornado, and our community's never been more connected or more empowered. We've been able to see the same transformation in Texas and in Alabama. Because it doesn't take Harvard or MIT to fly in and fix problems after a disaster; it takes a local. No matter how good an aid organization is at what they do, they eventually have to go home. But if you give locals the tools, if you show them what they can do to recover, they become experts.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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disaster recovery 3
dallas tornadoes 2

Important Words

  1. aid
  2. alabama
  3. anniversary
  4. connected
  5. difference
  6. empowered
  7. eventually
  8. experts
  9. fix
  10. fly
  11. give
  12. good
  13. harvard
  14. home
  15. june
  16. local
  17. locals
  18. marked
  19. matter
  20. mit
  21. monson
  22. organization
  23. problems
  24. recover
  25. show
  26. takes
  27. texas
  28. tools
  29. tornado
  30. transformation
  31. year