Response Notes is EDEN's system for helping our Extension family "touch base" or "phone home" when disaster strikes. It's a quick-capture form you can use to let EDEN (and our USDA liaisons) know whether you've been affected, to ask for help "from the family", and to share news about what you're doing to recover or to help your constituents or neighboring states recover. There's even a place to jot down notes - especially observations of the positive impacts you won't want to forget when it comes time to report within your institution's impact system.
Response Notes is NOT a substitute for the response reporting you would do as part of the local emergency response team. The nature of your Extension "response" to a disaster may not be something you'd consider an offical "response" activity. But, if you're part of that official response effort, you may find yourself copying some of this information into that system (or vice versa). It is not the way to request assistance from your state or local emergency manager or a federal agency that is engaged in response to the disaster. However, one of your EDEN colleagues, knowing you have a need and having had a similar experience, may be able to help or guide you to the best channels for getting where you're trying to go.