Bagyong Gener August 1, 2012 Update

Bagyong Gener (Typhoon Gener) has slightly intensified as it moves away from the country, state weather bureau PAGASA reported on Wednesday, August 1, 2012.

The eye of Typhoon Gener was last spotted 380 kilometers North Northeast of Basco, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph. It is forecast to move North Northwest at 15 kph.

Public storm warning signal number 1 (45-60 kph winds) is up in Cagayan and Apayao while the Batanes, Calayan ang Babuyan groups of islands are still under signal no. 2 (61-100 kph winds).

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TY Gener is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring rains and moderate to strong winds over Luzon and western Visayas, the weather agency said.

PAGASA warned residents living in low lying and mountainous areas to be alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Those living in coastal areas under signal number 2 were alerted against big waves or storm surges.

Estimated rainfall amount is heavy to torrential, or 10 to 35 millimeters per hour, within the 800 km diameter of the typhoon.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the Seaboard of Luzon and Visayas due to the combined effect of the weather disturbances, PAGASA added.

Earlier, several local government units and schools in Metro Manila and nearby areas suspended classes due to inclement weather. View the complete list here.

Reports also said eight towns in Cavite (Bacoor City, Kawit, Ternate, Noveleta, Rosario, Naic, Ranza and Cavite City) have been placed under a state of calamity due to the devastation left by Typhoon Gener.