(Bloomberg) — A hurricane stronger than Katrina in 2005 and Andrew in 1992 is poised to hit Mexico's biggest ports and holiday resorts within hours.

Hurricane Patricia, the strongest ever recorded in the Eastern Pacific or Atlantic Basin, is forecast to go ashore between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo on Friday with winds as high as 205 miles (330 kilometers) per hour, or Category 5 major storm strength, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.

The "extremely dangerous" Patricia may reach into Texas with flooding rain and hit Mexico with life-threatening mudslides and flash floods as a record-setting year for tropical systems continues, according to the National Weather Service.

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