691 Canadians rescued from Irma-hit Caribbean countries.




Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said today that most of the Canadians who were in Caribbean countries devastated by Hurricane Irma have now returned home. She apologized personally to those who were kept longer in Turks and Caicos.

Total of 301 Canadians were ferried home on commercial flights operated by Air Canada and WestJet Monday. That figure is in addition to the 390 Canadians evacuated from the region over the weekend.

Many of the Canadians were stuck in Saint Martin and Turks and Caicos, both of which suffered substantial damage from the Category 5 storm.