South Carolina recently had a tropical storm flood much of the state with weeks or months worth of rain in a day or two. Here in the upstate we were fine but we did have a casuality. The Dipper Gourds were blown over in the heavy winds and rain. The vines snapped and died. Six gourds were harvested and were hung up to dry out over the winter. Next year a much stronger support system will be needed for these vigorous vines.