THE BRONX - Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) held an emergency meeting with his cabinet today to discuss preparations ahead of Hurricane Irene, which is expected to make landfall late Saturday.

It was announced earlier that up to 900 Army and Air National Guard servicemen and women had been activated to help assist local law enforcement agencies around the state.

Cuomo also announced that the New York State Thruway, major bridges and other major highways will close if Irene brings winds stronger than 60 mph.Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder News 12 Weather Center Emergency InformationNational Hurricane Center