Hundreds line up for free supplies in isolated Wilmington

  • The Lumber River overflows onto a stretch Interstate 95 in Lumberton, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, following flooding from Hurricane Florence. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

  • A fallen tree covers the ground after an apparent tornado touched down in Henrico County, Va., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Virginia Department of Emergency Management spokesman Jeff Caldwell said his agency considers the storms part of Hurricane Florence, and said the tornado still need to be confirmed by the National Weather Service. (Alexa Welch Edlund/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

  • Ashley Miller looks at photos she has taken of the fallen tree across Rolanda Drive after an apparent tornado touched down in Henrico County, Va., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Virginia Department of Emergency Management spokesman Jeff Caldwell said his agency considers the storms part of Hurricane Florence, and the tornado still need to be confirmed by the National Weather Service. (Alexa Welch Edlund/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

  • A resident surveys a road inundated by water in Lumberton, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, following flooding from Hurricane Florence. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Still stranded by Florence’s epic floods days after the hurricane hit North Carolina, Wilmington residents lined up by the hundreds Tuesday for free food, water and tarps as officials struggled to open new routes to one of the state’s largest cities.

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