The New York Times is reporting that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo raised the possibility today of building a levee in New York in the aftermath of major flooding in Lower Manhattan and other parts of the city.

"It is something we're going to have to start thinking about," Mr. Cuomo said. "The construction of this city did not anticipate these kinds of situations. We are only a few feet above sea level. The flooding in downtown Manhattan was really extraordinary and unlike anything I had seen."