Nothing happens without fuel.
“’We try to locate the closest source of fuel to the disaster. It's cheaper, and it's going to get to them that much faster,’ Ted says. ‘When we first got [to the Philippines] there wasn't anything available, so for the first 24 hours we were trying to source fuel out of Cebu.’”
“Cebu is 150 miles away on a different Philippine island. In the end, he was able to get access to fuel at a damaged Petron station in Tacloban itself.”