Morning links from around the area.
- More Flooding In Alexandria? A few days after flooding in Georgetown and rescues on the Potomac River, the rain may be cause for concern for some. A flood watch is in effect through 8 a.m. Saturday for Frederick and Washington counties in Maryland and parts of northwest Virginia and northeast West Virginia, including Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren and Frederick counties in Virginia. (NBC Washington)
- Blue Line Track Work This Weekend @ Van Dorn Street – Metro is single tracking trains on the Red and Blue lines for work to upgrade the rail’s track and infrastructure systems. The single-tracking will start at 10 p.m. and last through closing on Sunday, April 24. (WUSA9)
- The Sky Is Falling? – The Navy is investigating an incident in which a training missile part fell off a fighter jet and hit an unoccupied pickup truck in Virginia Beach. (MyFoxDC)
- Old Town ‘An Eco-hood’ – You may take reusable bags to the grocery store, compost your food waste, or use only compact fluorescent bulbs. But if you really want to surround yourself with a green-friendly crowd, maybe you should consider moving to the eco-hood. (NBC Washington)
- The Blame Game – There’s been a lot of news recently about the Mark Center in Alexandria which will bring about 6,400 Defense Department (DOD) employees to the West End in Alexandria, Virginia. But, who is to blame for the BRAC mess? Jim Moran and other local politicians would like you to blame the Army and DOD. This is not where the blame should go. (Red Alexandria)
- Shop Till You Drop In Alexandria For Charity – Shop for a cause with some help from the Old Town Boutique District. The group is launching a new community event May 14 called Boutique Charity Day during which 30 participating stores will donate a portion of proceeds to a charity of their choice. (Old Town Alexandria Patch)