I read relatively few reports of breaches due to weather-related events, floods, or fires, but when I do see them, I try to post them. This i involves a business link that provides secure records services. A tornado struck their building in tennessee on mar 3. The disaster impacted patients in Missouri. As Poplar Bluff Regional medical center explains in the note on their website: This mark provides information regarding a potential inappropriate disclosure of personal information due to a tornado that struck a building leased by STAT Informatics Solutions, LLC (“STAT”) in Lebanon, Tennessee on mar 3, 2020. STAT is based in Waupaca, Wisconsin and provides various secure register services to healthcare entities. Poplar Bluff Regional medical centre contracts with STAT to skim paper documents into the hospitals electronic medical record system and for secure destruction of records. Regrettably, the records stored in the building damaged by the tornado contained medical records, which may have included personal information such as a patients full name, social security number, address, date of birth, medical register number, account number, images, diagnoses, nursing and physician documentation, test results, medications, and/or other types of info typically found in a medical record. As a result of the tornado, personal information may have been potentially exposed to others. STAT immediately notified Poplar Bluff Regional Medical center on mar 3, 2020 of this incident. hospital representatives visited the site right away and began working with STAT in the aftermath of the tornado to locate medical records, and to secure the remaining records on the site. Poplar Bluff Regional medical centre was able to affirm the majority of records remained in the remnants of the building. In an effort to prevent unauthorized access and disclosure of records involved, a tall fence was erected around the property and two security guards were posted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The contents of the building remained secure while the recovery of records was assessed. All records that remained in the building were deemed unsalvageable and the records were securely destroyed. at this time, Poplar Bluff Regional Medical center has no evidence the info has been or will be used in a way that would cause financial harm. a letter will be mailed to individuals whose info may have been involved in the breach with information about how to enroll in citation monitoring services provided free of file to potentially affected individuals. We sincerely apologize for this incident and regret any inconvenience it may cause. Should you experience questions or concerns regarding this matter, please doh not hesitate to contact us at (855) 465-5157. For info on preventing identicalness theft or to report suspicious activity, contact the federal switch commission at 1(877) 438-4338 or receive unloosen information at www.ftc.gov.