Pacific Disaster Center assigns severity levels of WARNING (most severe), WATCH, ADVISORY, or INFORMATION (least severe). The levels represent degrees of potential for the event to be harmful or hazardous. Please note these are used as public safety guidelines, not as deterministic predictions. "Warning" means that severe impact or damage is highly likely and anticipated. "Watch" means modest impact is likely and the public should be alert. "Advisory" means to continue to monitor, but impact is currently not likely/not very large, etc. While the precise meaning will vary from one source to another, PDC's assigned status (Warning, Watch, Advisory, Information) is used to simplify alerts and stay consistent since reports are integrated for multiple hazards.