KJZZ is a service of Rio Salado College,
and Maricopa Community Colleges

Copyright © 2024 KJZZ/Rio Salado College/MCCCD
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Flooding Shifts Flagstaff To Center Of Climate Change Debate

Summer rains have brought some much-needed relief from the heat to those of us here in the Valley. But in the high country, the monsoon storms have caused massive flooding.

Videos on social media have shown flows of forest debris running like rivers, and even a car floating down a neighborhood street.

And there is the viral video of neighbors watching as a Prius is washed down the road.

Much of the flooding is coming in areas that burned in massive wildfires in the last few years. And it’s putting the city at the center of the climate change debate. 

The Show spoke with Adrian Skabelund with the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff more about the situation.

More Stories From KJZZ

Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.