The storm rages for two days, and when Nailer and Pima return to the beach on the third day, there is nothing left of human dwellings. The beach is clean.
Moon Girl and Pearly show up and say that Lucky Strike is giving food away, so Nailer and Pima go to get some, looking for Sadna all the while.
Lucky Strike keeps order with a goon squad, and one member is Tool, who is half man, half dog.
Sadna and Richard find Nailer and Pima, and Richard thanks his son for saving his life.
The storm tore up old New Orleans and damaged everything in its path; bodies are everywhere, and Bapi and Sloth are missing.
Because companies aren't buying scrap yet, the ship breakers aren't working, and use the time to rebuild their huts and feed themselves.
Nailer and Pima are looking for food when they pass the Teeth, brick and steel buildings completely underwater.
Continuing on to an island that's only accessible at low tide, Nailer daydreams about sailing on a clipper ship, and Pima says she doesn't know why he saved his dad. Come to think of it, Nailer doesn't either, since his dad just drinks and beats him.
When Nailer and Pima come to the other side of the island, they see a downed clipper ship that is now scavenge.