The weather bureau raises a storm alert for four cities in the north of Henan to the highest level as record-breaking rain triggers..
Province of China
Henan is a landlocked province of China, in the central part of the country. Henan is often referred to as Zhongyuan or Zhongzhou (中州), which literally means "central plain" or "midland", although the name is also applied to the entirety of China proper. Henan is a birthplace of Chinese civilization, with over 3,000 years of recorded history and remained China's cultural, economic and political center until approximately 1,000 years ago.