Emergency crews throw supply lifeline to isolated Wilmington

  • FILE- In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, file photo flooded vehicles sit on a closed section of Interstate 95 in Lumberton, N.C., where the Lumber river overflowed following flooding from Hurricane Florence. Navigation apps like Waze are trying to help motorists avoid hurricane flooding, but local authorities say people shouldn’t rely on them. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

  • A man waits in a long line waiting for gas to arrive at a station near Wilmington, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence has cut off areas around Wilmington, N.C., forcing people to stand in long lines for fuel, food and other supplies. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

  • An unidentified family member carries Ruth Brady to safety at the Wilmington airport in Wilmington, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Brady was one of several family members rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew north of Wilmington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Throwing a lifeline to a city surrounded by floodwaters, emergency crews delivered food and water to Wilmington on Monday as rescuers picked up more people stranded by Hurricane Florence and the storm’s remnants took aim at the densely populated Northeast.