At her family's restaurant on Lake Winnebago, Linda Wendt oversees a staff of almost 50 people. And that, more than anything, has made her feel a connection to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The federal government has declared an additional 23 counties to be disaster areas. And the latest crop estimates indicate more than half of the corn planted this year is doing poorly. Parched lands hurt everyone from farmers and ranchers to barge operators and commodity traders.
Hurricane Andrew was small, but it made landfall as one of the most powerful ever to hit the United States. When the Category 5 hurricane crashed into the Miami area 20 years ago, it had a dramatic impact on South Florida and on hurricane-response systems.
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