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Cumbrian couple caught in Hurricane Irma on holiday

The pair had a number of activities planned and pre-paid for during their stay Photo: ITV Border

A Cumbrian couple have found themselves caught up in Hurricane Irma during a holiday in Florida.

Ellis Hodgson, 20-years old, and Glen Moulton, 25-years-old, from the Penrith area, travelled to Orlando on Friday 1 September.

They are said to have been informed about Hurricane Irma around four or five days ago.

Since then all major attractions and airports have been closed and are expected to reopen on Tuesday 12 September.

The couple are staying at Rosen Inn International hotel, Orlando.

Rosen Inn International have advised guests they are preparing for severe weather.

It has advised guests to take shelter in the bathroom if the hurricane hits:

Rosen Inn International hotel Credit: ITV Border
Rosen Inn International hotel Credit: ITV Border

The pair had a number of activities planned and pre-paid for during their stay.

These included trips to Bush Gardens, Sea World, and Universal Studios.

Before warning of a hurricane came, Ellis and Glen visited Harry Potter World.

They also spent one day of their two weeks pre-paid pass in Disney Land.

Jordi Hodgson, Ellis Hodgson's brother, said:

I just want them to have a good time and be safe. I don't want Hurricane Irma to ruin the rest of their holiday.

– Jordi Hodgson, Ellis Hodgson's brother

Ellis and Glen are expected to return home in two weeks time.

They recently took to Facebook to notify friends and family they are safe and well:

Credit: ITV Border