You do not need to construct an actual raft to be Raft People, but you have to float. The family finds a website called "RaftPeople.com" which coordinates the efforts of ordinary people who plan to construct homemade crafts in order to float out of the disaster. They have to reply upon the natural talents of Liz's younger brother, Mark, a middle aged former female special forces diver named Shirley, and an eighty year old retired naval engineer.
This small group of neighbors decides to become Raft People to escape before their Houston suburb floods.
Overwhelmed and ill prepared, they must struggle against nature and gangs of hoodlums. The military may provide some help, but urban guerrillas have chosen to use this opportunity to take out the government, and the rebels do not seem to mind some collateral damage. Can this group of children, adults, and old people make it to the "Up Above" before the sea rises?
The Blade’s Memory is the fifth installment in the Dragon Blood series.
Then his group gets called to deliver supplies to the floating city of New Miami. Andrew meets a lovely young “floater” woman named Clara, but she's got secrets that can threaten Andrew's career and even his life. Andrew, recruited and promoted too young, feels like a kid in a sailor suit as the crew tries to beat the storm and rescue anybody they can. Still, he can't help thinking of Clara. But is this a good time to fall in love with a woman who may have almost ruined his career and even risked his life?