Rattenbury Road resident Eleanor Hora got the shock of her life when a 30-foot-plus tree collapsed on her property during a fierce winter storm on Jan 4-5. The downed tree missed the house by mere inches. The storm was still lashing the Island when these photos were taken and schools were closed Friday (Jan 5). Many Islanders were without power for stretches of the storm. The “bomb cyclone” which hammered PEI had caused record-breaking rain, flooding, snow and cold through much of the American eastern seaboard. More than half of all Americans were affected by the devastating storm.