Nightly News | November 10, 2013
>> eds, there is a tremendous need for relief supplies and at least some are coming in from a military airport in cebu province . our chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman was there and saw both hope and frustration.
>> reporter: it is the tale of two cities on one tarmac in cebu , philippines. on one end the c-130 is being loaded with rice and water. december continued for tacloban and those who survived the typhoon. awaiting human cargo on the other end. a commercial airline taking those who got out to manila.
>> did you have family behind in tacloban?
>> i don't know what's happened to my family.
>> reporter: who is missing?
>> reporter: 48 hours after the monster storm struck, the air base in cebu is awash in humanity. those seeking to get out and ironically those seeking to get in, hoping to find loved ones still alive.
>> we've been here since last night and we'll still be here.
>> reporter: their bodies pressed against the fence, they frustrated by what they believe has been an anemic response to the devastation. demanding information and clinging to hope that programs loved ones have escaped injury. there are a lot of people waiting here. how will you decide who gets to go first?
>> if we are lucky, we can go. but if not, we cannot go. we have to wait until tomorrow i guess.
>> reporter: but as the sun sets, one thing is for certain. small towns and villages remain cut off from the rest of the country and some are gone forever as people head in different directions, picking up the pieces of their lives. dr. nancy snyderman , nbc news, cebu , philippines.