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  • My grab bag is two suitcases: An autoethnographical view of a super-plus size self evacuation from Hurricane Irma
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My grab bag is two suitcases: An autoethnographical view of a super-plus size self evacuation from Hurricane Irma

Source(s):  Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR)

The capacities and vulnerabilities of people with extreme obesity have yet to be explored in disaster risk reduction literature. Whilst people have been impacted in disasters in relation to their size, shape and weight, the literature is ‘conspicuously invisible’ on this topic and where guidance exists, people’s own accounts are missing. Through autoethnography, the authors relate what was entailed in self evacuation for a super-plus size person in advance of Hurricane Irma making landfall at Sarasota in September 2017. The article identifies and discusses issues that impact on the ability of people with extreme obesity to prepare and respond in disasters.



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  • My grab bag is two suitcases: An autoethnographical view of a super-plus size self evacuation from Hurricane Irma
  • Publication date 2018
  • Author(s) Gray, Lesley; McAfee, Lynn; McCrane, Edward J.; MacDonald, Carol
  • Number of pages 5 p.

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