You could, if the event qualified as a casualty loss. The event, however, would need to be "sudden," "unexpected" and "unusual." Based on IRS resources, it doesn't sound like this would qualify.
The IRS defines includes:
Casualty losses are pretty difficult to take regardless. You can learn more here: https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc515.html
Casualty Losses - A casualty loss can result from the damage, destruction, or loss of your property from any sudden, unexpected, or unusual event such as a flood, hurricane, tornado, fire, earthquake, or volcanic eruption. A casualty doesn't include normal wear and tear or progressive deterioration.
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