@Rachel – Thank you for stopping by your sleepy little village! We’re so glad to hear the naps got a bit better for you. That’s wonderful! At this point, you may want to consider the timing of her naps – in particular the 2nd nap may be ending a bit too late/starting a little late. Please don’t feel stressed or anxious – timing naps can definitely be more of a art than a science as your baby gets a bit older. At this point, I wouldn’t suggest phasing out her nap completely, but instead tweaking her schedule every few days or so to see if you can find one that works better for what you’re seeking in her night sleep and wake times in the mornings. We definitely don’t want her (or your!) sleep to suffer either.
Recognizing the need for improving the NFIP's treatment of levees, FEMA officials approached the National Research Council's (NRC) Water Science and Technology Board (WSTB) and requested this study. The NRC responded by forming the ad hoc Committee on Levee and the National Flood Insurance Program: Improving Policies and Practices, charged to examine current FEMA treatment of levees within the NFIP and provide advice on how those levee-elated policies and activities could be improved. The study addressed four broad areas, risk analysis, flood insurance, risk reduction, and risk communication, regarding how levees are considered in the NFIP. Specific issues within these areas include current risk analysis and mapping procedures behind accredited and non-accredited levees, flood insurance pricing and the mandatory flood insurance purchase requirement, mitigation options to reduce risk for communities with levees, flood risk communication efforts, and the concept of shared responsibility. The principal conclusions and recommendations are highlighted in this report.