A top official with the Army Corps of Engineers spoke out about the agency's preparations to help the city deal with future storms.
Speaking at the National Press Club, the official outlined the agency's plans for the $5 billion allocated to it more than a year ago as part of the Sandy aid package.
He says the agency is using the money to strengthen coastlines and conduct a mandatory study of high-risk areas.
"The study will provide the vulnerable areas, but then it also will provide sort of a suite of potential solutions and there's a large number of potential solutions. I mean, one always is to relocate. Where it's too expensive to relocate personnel and businesses, there's many different ways that you can provide flood risk mitigation," said Brigadier General Kent Savre.
The results of the study will be released to Congress early next year.