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Elkhart bridal shop forced to close due to flooding

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When Ashley Swathwood walked into her Elkhart dress shop Thursday morning, she wasn't expecting to step into ankle-deep water.  That was just what happened, though.

Swathwood's store, Ashley Rene's, was filled with water. It had flooded due to the rain and melting snow.  The situation could have been a lot worse if it wasn't for some lucky placement of merchandise. 

Swathwood says all the bridal gowns and layaway dresses being held for customers are kept up far enough that they didn't get wet.  In fact, the dresses at her store made it out relatively unscathed.  The same can't be said for her floors, though.

Ashley Rene's was closed all day Thursday while the entire staff worked to dry the store out.  Swathwood expects they won't be able to open until Saturday.

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