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Director Jim Roth featured in the Sunday Oklahoman cover story about tornado sirens

By June 13th, 2022No Comments

On Sunday, May 1, Phillips Murrah Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group, Jim Roth, was featured in The Oklahoman newspaper. The story, by Silas Allen, was about The City of Oklahoma City’s new policy regarding tornado sirens. See below, and click on the link to see the full story at

Jim Roth is a Director and Chair of the firm’s Clean Energy Practice.

Jim Roth is a Director and Chair of the firm’s Clean Energy Practice.

Oklahoma City residents sound off over change in tornado siren policy

On Tuesday evening, as a round of heavy storms bore down on Oklahoma City, Jim Roth sat at home trying to get some work done.

Knowing severe weather was on the way, Roth, 47, kept an ear out for tornado sirens, figuring that he’d turn on his television if he heard one.

But when his power began to flicker, Roth, an Oklahoma City attorney and former Oklahoma Corporation Commission member, turned on the local news, just in time to see television crews report a possible tornado near Lake Aluma, less than a mile from his house. Even after that warning, though, Roth said he never heard a siren.

“I was just surprised that there was no audible siren in the area,” Roth said. “If anyone is reporting tornadoes on the ground, I would think that the public has a right to know.”

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