You can read more in an article by Susan Parker in the WTVA-TV web site at http://goo.gl/epGLd.
My thanks to the several newsletter readers who sent emails to me telling of this loss of records.
Comment: I find it interesting that the story says "computer-related information is secure." Many genealogists, historians, and archivists seem to believe that paper is the only way to store records for long-term storage. Yet paper is very fragile. A fire, such as this one, or a burst water pipe or a hurricane or any of a number of other problems can destroy paper records quickly. In contrast, a computer, along with proper off-site backups, will preserve data for centuries, even if the computer and the building that houses the computer is destroyed.