Bagyong Gener has maintained its strength and is moving in a North Northwest direction, the PAGASA reported Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
|Bagyong Gener satellite image as of 4:32 a.m, July 31, 2012 (Source: PAGASA)|
Bagyong Gener is packing maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near center and gustiness of up to 150 kph and is moving at the rate of 7 kph, it said.
Public storm warning signals remained hoisted over the following areas:
Signal No. 3 - Batanes Group of Islands
Signal No. 2 - Cagayan, Calayan Group of Islands, and Babuyan Group of Islands
Signal No. 1 - Isabela, Apayao and Kalinga
The PAGASA also added the following:
"Typhoon "GENER" is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring rains and moderate to strong winds over Luzon and Visayas especially the western section.
"Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under Public Storm Warning Signal #3 and #2 are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.
"Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 - 20 mm per hour (heavy - intense) within the 700 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 Typhoon "GENER" and the Southwest Monsoon.
"The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 AM today." FULL STORY...