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Cumbria Tourism Statement – weather events in Cumbria & The Lake District

Ian Stephens, Cumbria Tourism’s Managing Director, said: ‘’Our thoughts are with all of the people and businesses across Cumbria affected by this weekend’s weather events.

Many business across Cumbria and the Lake District are open as normal and with that in mind Cumbria Tourism has set up a helpline to provide visitors and businesses with up to date information, the Helpline Number is 01539 822222. Cumbria Tourism staff will be available to deal with enquiries in normal office hours (9.00am to 5.o0pm). For information outside those times please visit: this site will be regularly updated.

Whilst the recovery phase is underway we would urge visitors planning on coming to the county to check with their accommodation providers regarding accessibility. Before travelling please check the latest roads information at for rail enquiries please visit or their train company website for the latest information.

For those businesses affected by flooding please visit: which provides a range of useful advice regarding clear up. Whether you’ve been flooded directly or are affected indirectly (for example through staff evacuations or your supply chain), download the following Business Continuity Checklist, which highlights things to think about and do immediately. Please also see the following Business Recovery Toolkit for more information to support your recovery

We are strongly urging the Government to allocate funds to enable Cumbria’s £2.44 billion tourism industry to get back on its feet in the coming weeks and months. Cumbria Tourism has a great deal of experience in dealing with such crises and played a key role in coordinating business recovery after the 2005, 2009 Cumbria floods and the Foot and Mouth Outbreak in 2001.’’


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