Schools close, region preps for Sandy’s expected fury Schools close, residents urged to stay off roads, emergency declared while crews gird ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Shannon Stapleton/Reuters A woman took a photo of the ocean on the boardwalk at Rockaway beach in the Queens borough of New York early Monday. Steve Earley/Associated Press A steady wind from Hurricane Sandy swept through Hatteras Island, N.C. Mel Evans/Associated Press People talked outside a boarded up Congress Hall Hotel in Cape May, N.J. matthew j. lee/globe staff Mike MacLelland II and his father boarded up his winter rental cottage on Turner Road in Scituate Sunday. associated press/weather underground Hurricane Sandy was moving toward the northeast Sunday night with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. Reuters Dirt Murray secured his houseboat in preparation for Hurricane Sandy in Gloucester on Sunday. The Boston area is expected to get 1 to 2 inches of rain, and 1 to 3 inches could fall in Worcester and further west. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Katie Held, of Cambridge, stocked up on candles and other supplies on Sunday. matthew j. lee/globe staff Workers on Sunday fortified the seawall at Oceanside Dr. in Scituate. Reuters Jerry McKay worked to secure a houseboat in Gloucester. associated press Heavy surf flooded a road in Buxton, N.C. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS Turbulent waves didn’t deter one fisherman in Montauk, N.Y., on Sunday. AP Two women braved the strong winds in Virginia Beach, Va. AP Molly White covered up at a beach in Frankford, Del. AFP/Getty Images People took shelter in a high school gymnasium in Lewes, Del. REUTERS The subway system in New York City was shut down on Sunday night. REUTERS Con Edison workers placed sandbags to cover power vaults in New York. AFP/Getty Images A business owner boarded up his shop in Alexandria, Va. Mario tama/getty images People in Atlantic City, N.J., waited at the convention center to be evacuated. AFP/Getty Images A woman tied lines on a dock in City Island, N.Y.