Crisis management is the process of managing a crisis. It is a response to an event or series of events that threatens or has caused significant damage, distress, or harm. Risk levels are used to determine the severity of a crisis. A low-risk level means that there is a low likelihood of any damage occurring and a high-risk level means that there is likely to be significant damage and distress. The risk levels are used by the organizations involved in order to prioritize their responses.