The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that it had secured $200 billion in emergency aid for the country in an effort to mitigate the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. 

That $200B of FEMA funds will be distributed through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, which provides food and other basic assistance to Americans who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey, but has a cap on its total funding. 

FEMA announced that in order to receive the $20 billion of the Supplemental security income program, the agency would need to meet two requirements. 

First, FEMA has to be able to show that the disaster will require significant assistance. 

Second, FEMA will need to show the public that the assistance will be sufficient. 

The agency announced that those requirements are in place. 

But in an update released Thursday, FEMA said that it was still looking for more money. 

“The Department has identified additional needs and will continue to evaluate them as additional funds are allocated,” FEMA said in a statement. 

For the first time, FEMA also said that the federal government would not be receiving any of the $18.5 billion of supplemental funds it is required to distribute from the SSI program. 

So while FEMA will now receive $20B of assistance, it’s not clear how much of that will actually be used. 

However, FEMA did say that it would not give any more money to states in the event that states were not able to meet their commitments. 

 While there are still a lot of questions that need to be answered before we know how much money FEMA will receive, we’re already beginning to see some of those answers. 

It turns out that the money from FEMA is being spent on food aid and supplies, not just to those affected by Hurricane Irma. 

According to FEMA, the funds will primarily go toward “food, water, fuel, shelter, emergency protective equipment, and other essential services” to those impacted by the storm. 

If you are a FEMA recipient, here are some tips for how to prepare for a disaster that hits: Be ready for the food. 

As we all know, disaster food can’t always be readily found, so it’s important to keep your food supplies stocked up. 

Try to avoid using packaged or pre-packaged food, because it’s easier to pack on extra food.

This means that instead of buying the same item multiple times, be prepared to purchase a different item and put it in your pantry. 

Be prepared for the power outages. 

While the storms have left a lot out in the open, they haven’t completely destroyed power. 

In fact, FEMA says that it is anticipating a power outage that could last for days. 

Some FEMA employees are already making preparations to keep their homes stocked. 

Stay hydrated. 

One of the best ways to keep yourself and your family safe is to drink plenty of water. 

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if it’s cold or warm out, stay hydrated and keep yourself alive. 

Keep your home stocked with food.

If you have any questions about FEMA’s assistance for Texas, the state’s governor, Greg Abbott, tweeted Friday that he’s asking FEMA to do its part. 

And the federal agency’s official twitter account, @FEMA, tweeted, “FEMA will continue its efforts to assist Texas in recovery and recovery readiness.” 

What you need the latest news on Hurricane Harvey here:  What we know about Hurricane Harvey right now: Hurricane Harvey: The Facts and Figures  Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are not the only major hurricanes that are hitting Texas. 

A few days ago, a tropical storm named Wilma made landfall in the United States. 

Wilma is expected to make landfall in Texas on Saturday. 

Hurrain and Irma, in their own way, are also impacting the Gulf Coast. 

Here are a few other facts about hurricanes Harvey and the other two storms: How many major hurricanes have struck the U.S. this century? 

Hurrah: The first major hurricane to hit the U., Hurricane Harvey has already caused $60 billion in damages and killed at least 8,500 people in the U.” 

The second major hurricane, Irma, made landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast, causing more than $50 billion in damage and killing at least 13 people. 

How did Harvey and Hurricane Irma come to the U.? 

Harvey and Irma have both been linked to the Gulf of Mexico, where they made landfall and have been churning in the Gulf since late August. 

Both storms have been linked by weather patterns and atmospheric conditions that are extremely conducive to hurricanes. 

Why are hurricanes so dangerous? 

Harricane Harvey is the fourth storm to hit Texas this century, and the fifth to hit Florida. 

Harley and Irma caused the most deaths in the nation this year. 

They are both named after hurricanes