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Hurricane Irma’s track through center of Florida is unusual: Like a giant buzzsaw, Hurricane Irma is forecast to carve a ferocious path up the Florida peninsula, all the way from the Keys to the Georgia border.

The National Hurricane Center’s forecast path for Irma has it hitting South Florida, including Miami and perhaps its highly developed and expensive central region, then up through affluent Broward and Palm Beach counties and farther north, threatening the entire peninsula.

“I’m afraid Irma is going to track too far west and put most of south Florida right in the eyewall,” Colorado State University meteorologist Phil Klotzbach said.

Such a path is unusual, as many hurricanes approach the state at an angle. The two devastating Category 5 hurricanes that hit Florida — Andrew and the 1935 Florida Keys/Labor Day hurricane — both only went through part of the state.

In this map, Andrew is the line that crosses the southern part of the state from east to west, while the Florida Keys hurricane crosses the Keys then moves north along Florida’s west coast.

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Hurricane Irma’s track through center of Florida is unusual: Like a giant buzzsaw, Hurricane Irma is forecast to carve a ferocious path up the Florida peninsula, all the way from the Keys to the Georgia border.The National Hurricane Center’s forecast path for Irma has it hitting South Florida, including Miami and perhaps its highly developed and expensive central region, then up through affluent Broward and Palm Beach counties and farther north, threatening the entire peninsula.”I’m afraid Irma is going to track too far west and put most of south Florida right in the eyewall,” Colorado State University meteorologist Phil Klotzbach said.Such a path is unusual, as many hurricanes approach the state at an angle. The two devastating Category 5 hurricanes that hit Florida — Andrew and the 1935 Florida Keys/Labor Day hurricane — both only went through part of the state.In this map, Andrew is the line that crosses the southern part of the state from east to west, while the Florida Keys hurricane crosses the Keys then moves north along Florida’s west coast.