ZHENGZHOU - Central China's Henan province, which was hit hard by torrential rains in July, issued the highest alert for rainstorms at 1:20 pm Sunday, the provincial weather bureau said.
The bureau forecast a new round of downpours measuring over 100 mm in the cities of Pingdingshan, Luohe, Xuchang, Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Nanyang and Zhoukou on Sunday afternoon.
The province on Saturday noon also launched a level-II emergency response to floods.
Henan was hit by heavy rain from July 16 that had claimed 302 lives by August 2, with another 50 people remaining missing.
China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe, followed by orange, yellow and blue.