The Cumbria Floods

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On behalf of all the team at Upbeat, firstly we hope everyone is safe and dry, and our thoughts are with all those businesses and families affected by the recent flooding.

 

Carlisle Civic Centre

Turns out that working from a second floor office does have it’s benefits and we have been one of the lucky ones, however to avoid adding to the city centre chaos all of our staff are working from home.  Thanks to cloud technology we are pretty much up and running at full speed, other than a few team members getting used to older technology.

Our phones and support numbers are functioning as usual, so if you do need to speak to us, we are contactable in all the usual formats.

As a Carlisle business, we want to do everything we can to support our local community, it looks like there is more to rain to come, and the clean up effort is going to be a big one, so please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.  Unfortunately, we won’t be able to offer you a cup of tea, but drop us a line if you need us.

If you are looking for further information then you can head to the following places for updates:

Cumbria County Council
http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/

Flood warning updates:
https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/

Regularly updated Facebook page with latest news:
https://www.facebook.com/CumbriaCrack/?fref=ts

And if you would like to make a donation to help raise funds for those people who have been affected, then you can do so here:

http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/cumbriafoundation/cumbriafloodappeal2015

Upbeat of course will be getting involved to help where we can, but for now, we’re encouraging our staff to stay at home and avoid placing any strain on services. We hope that hope other residents of Cumbria will stay safe and support local businesses wherever they can.

 

(Photo courtesy of Derek Eland)