Forests Interior

Brittany Patterson



Brittany joined E&E in 2015 and covers forests, the Forest Service and the Interior Department for ClimateWire. Previously, Brittany wrote for San Francisco's NPR affiliate KQED and the Kitsap Sun newspaper in Washington state. Her work also has appeared in The Atlantic, Mother Jones and Earth Island Journal. She holds degrees from the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and San Jose State University, where she graduated magna cum laude.

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Heaps of once-majestic trees now litter the streets

When Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the coastal tourist town of Rockport, Texas, residents knew the damage was going to be severe. The storm barreled through the picturesque city — 30 miles east of Corpus Christi — as a Category 4 hurricane, the most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than half a century.