Official information on what to expect for the next few days is as muddy as the waters currently flowing through the old town. What we do know is that the flood levels decreased a little this morning and rain has stopped in Hoi An.
The photo below is Tran Hung Dao at the cross roads to Ha Ba Trung this morning with reduced flood levels.
However, in the mountainous regions and in Hue flood levels are rising very quickly (for more information on Hue please check in with Rusty Compass who is on the ground there presently): - https://www.facebook.com/rustycompass/
In Hoi An, the dams are about to open again (the reservoirs are dangerously full) and flood levels are expected to rise again over the course of the evening and into the night. Electricity to areas at high risk of flooding will remain off until it is considered safe to reconnect - this will not affect visitors as hotels in these areas have already been evacuated.
Flood levels are unlikely to return to yesterdays depths.
Tomorrows spring tide will mean that flood levels will remain constant. The unknown is what the state of the dams will be and how much water they will add by releasing the reservoirs again.
Worryingly a storm is gathering in the East Vietnam sea. It's too early to make any calls on that just yet, but those with plans to visit Hoi An from the 12th November onwards should keep track of the situation - windy.com is a good resource.
With all the uncertainty we recommend sitting tight with travel plans if you have flexibility until at least the 9th November.
With hotel bookings refer to our flood map, or if you are not sure please ask us on this thread as the information provided by the hotels themselves (and many OTAs) is misleading at best.
For Hue, our advice is to avoid it for at least the next few days. Transport between Hoi An and Hue is up and down, with train cancellations and road closures, so if you do get stuck the only way out will be by plane.
For those in Hoi An, we've a list of businesses and tours outside of the flood zone that remain open. We are updating the list daily and would very much appreciate any help adding to that if you have had a great experience at a restaurant/cafe/hotel/tour during the floods that you would like to share. The link to that listing is here: - https://www.facebook.com/coastvietnam/posts/10155511117570020
Image: windy.com weather at 17:00 on Sunday 12th Nov