For Katrina Evacuees, A Chance to Be Heard
HOUSTON -- In a cramped guard booth on the edge of a community of luxury townhouses, the sense of helplessness that has become so familiar to Gregory Sam since Hurricane Katrina uprooted him from his home town of New Orleans can become all-consuming.
(By Krissah Williams, The Washington Post)
(sell up) British
uproot (PERSON) Show phonetics
to remove a person from their home or usual surroundings:
The war has uprooted nearly two-thirds of the country's population.
to pull a plant including its roots out of the ground:
Hundreds of mature trees were uprooted in the storm.all (COMPLETELY)