SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KTVU) - The family of Christina Hanson said Tuesday she was among the more than 200 people missing in Sonoma County. But hope would not last for long. By the evening Hanson's family confirmed a fire inspector entered her house and said she did not make it out.
Hanson, a 27-year-old who was wheelchair bound, was last heard from on Monday around 1:30 a.m. according to Hanson's cousin, Brittney Vinculado. Hanson reportedly spoke to her step mother by phone and said she could see an orange glow near her home in Santa Rosa. Hanson's cell phone was off on Tuesday.
Vinculado said they hoped Hanson was at a shelter after talking with authorities who reportedly confirmed a pick up at Hanson's address. Unfortunately there is no record of where the person was taken to.
Relatives have since been calling shelters, hospitals, and flooding social media with pictures of Hanson.
"We just keep telling ourselves, she’s out there, Vinculado said. "The reality is, it’s been several hours so it’s really scary. It’s probably our worst nightmare. We’re really close and we want her to come home."
Vinculado's husband, Frank Vinculado, said social media is working and they're just waiting on a call from Hanson to let them know she is OK.
The family said there is not a centralized location for evacuees or a list of everyone who safely escaped, which makes things more challenging. They has looked on the Safe and Well website through the Red Cross, but said the system is dependent upon the missing person entering their information into the online system, which can be difficult for someone who does not have access to the internet.