For any city, one natural disaster is a nightmare. Right now, Flagstaff is dealing with two at once.
The Museum Fire, which is currently only 12% contained, continues to threaten homes, with thousands of people on alert for a possible evacuation order. At the same time, monsoon thunderstorms combined with newly burned areas have created ideal conditions for mudslides and flash flooding.
As city workers and emergency personnel work to provide supplies and information, Sen. Martha McSally is bragging that her team is on the ground helping fill sandbags.
Given her refusal to acknowledge climate change, one of the primary factors behind this year’s devastating disasters, that’s nothing short of insulting.