17th Century Old Pandan Church

The 17th century old church is located in the northernmost town of Pandan, Catanduanes. There is not much available information online except for a brief article on Wikipedia.;

The Pandan Church was built in 1874. The roof was completely razed by fire in a great conflagration of the town in the 1920s. This was repaired within five years during the incumbency of Father Jose Magno.

The roof of the church was again blown completely in December 1940 by a super typhoon considered as the strongest typhoon that ever passed Catanduanes. The typhoon left 60 dead and 75,000 homeless. It took many years to repair it;

Again, the church was destroyed by typhoon Jean in December 1947. And completely repaired under the management of Father Orias done near the end of 1953.

What is interesting about the wiki article is the mention of the strongest typhoon that hit the island province. I was wondering how strong it was, compared to today's howlers, since there is no record as to its intensity. The only available record started in 1945 and Typhoon Jean intensity in 1947 was only 175kph.

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